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by Tom fod
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Gloucester
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Hello from Gloucester

Welcome Gloucster Lad

I'm also from Glos and we did have at least one other person on here a few years ago. Not sure she's still active on here.
by Tom fod
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and Handwriting
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Dyspraxia and Handwriting

Is typing and then printing and cutting out text then gluing it into relevant sections an option? I used to do this with job application forms. Or can you prepare text in text editor like MS Word then copy and paste it into online form. Creating a template for each different form can be useful. Prob...
by Tom fod
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Work things going so badly
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Work things going so badly

It's difficult but you shouldn't feel bad for saying no. The other point is they don't exactly seem to have many spare loyal staff and strain of that seems to be showing If you're ill.you're ill and sometimes the system needs to breakdown/fail to make management realise that change needs to happen W...
by Tom fod
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia And Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Dyspraxia And Anxiety

I def can't claim to be an expert but if I understand correctly, Depression is considered a more pervasive state? You can be anxious too and if anxiety is not processed you can become depressed. However, the terminology people choose and their interpretation can blur the lines and you can be anxious...
by Tom fod
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Suggestion: mental health section
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Suggestion: mental health section

Hi Xenavire it's something I need to look into when I have some time. There are a number of areas/posts that certainly need updating such as links to the most useful posts in the Announcements and Info, Recommended Links and Events and Meetings sections. I should probably look at revising/updating t...
by Tom fod
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: New to this
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: New to this

Hi and welcome Where are you from? Are you in work or studying full time? Advice on how you might proceed can vary depending on current corcumstances. Brain Fog and being overwhelmed is def a trait but is equally a feature of anxiety;which many of us have too. Your brain isn't any slower. It may act...
by Tom fod
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Doctor Who

Hi If you have something to add, it's absolutely ok to resurrect an old thread. Thank you for doing so. In fact seeing as this week is Dyspraxia Awareness Week as well as the anniversary of that series beginning it is completely pertinent. From what I understand, the BBC contacted the Dyspraxia Foun...
by Tom fod
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is it really worth confirming I have dyspraxia?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Is it really worth confirming I have dyspraxia?

Unless of course you're able to see yourself as Neurodiverse rather than it necessarily being a disability. It certainly amounts to the latter for a significant proportion of people. I agree, it is is inherently dependent on how you and others perceive you and your current situation and difficulties...
by Tom fod
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just found out about dyspraxia
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Just found out about dyspraxia

Hi and welcome Dyspraxia and Autism are completely different conditions and I suspect you don't remotely fit the profile or threshold for having an Autistic Spectrum Disorder hence your Doctor's refusal to send you down this route. Unfortunately it's a complete lottery and most NHS trusts don't seem...
by Tom fod
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: How is everyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

How is everyone?

Good day to you all Not sure where 2019 has gone as already October. If you have a Blog or visit other online Dyspraxic Communities or are involved with a meet in person group, please share the existence of this group. If you've been on the periphery, don't feel inhibitef about introducing yourself ...
by Tom fod
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: anxiety and avoidance
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: anxiety and avoidance

Can definitely relate. I think our long memories for past traumas can really put us at a disadvantage here.

While avoidance may not always be a viable or sustainable strategy, there are equally other situations where it may be the most valid/wisest strategy.
by Tom fod
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Dyspraxia Assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Dyspraxia Assessment

Hi Shannon

Are you in the UK?

If yes I would suggest you contact Access to Work either via Job Centre Plus or via directgov

It might also be worth contacting ACAS or at least checking their website in regard help and advice.
by Tom fod
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 29
Views: 4687

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

Maybe the title of this should have been how much more of a mess can be made. and how long will it drag on?
by Tom fod
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: new words
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: new words

The names of medicines and conditions often have complex names some of which are foreign. you could try using recording them using voice search but there's no guarantee Siri, Google or Alexa can pronounce them any better. Do you have any specific examples? Asking people to repeat or give you more de...
by Tom fod
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Problem at new job, help?
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Problem at new job, help?

Hej Kocken. Welcome. I believe you're our first member to come from Sweden. Your English is fine. There are a few minor spelling errors but it is easy to understand what you mean and as some here are dyslexic too we are relaxed about spelling. I'd be happy to go over these in a private message if th...