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by Tom fod
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Work
Topic: In the army
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: In the army

Hi CombatWombat I too struggle with interviews and have had some resounding failures as the pressure to give a good account of myself has caused me to go to pieces. I've lost out on a couple of promotion interviews this year. If teaching is what you want to do I'd urge you to have another go sometim...
by Tom fod
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Views of and experiences with the Dyspraxia Foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Views of and experiences with the Dyspraxia Foundation

Andrew Thank You for your replies and for your efforts in flagging us to the DF. I have also messaged the DF about the forum in the past in the hope it could be flagged to their membership and would hopefully thus increase participation and posts here. I don't think I ever got a response. However I ...
by Tom fod
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Views of and experiences with the Dyspraxia Foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Views of and experiences with the Dyspraxia Foundation

Hi all I'm Interested in people's experiences with the Dyspraxia Foundation (DF) Have you had cause to call their helpline or attend an AGM or one of their other events or are part of or in some way involved in one of their local support Groups? Are you a member or past member? Do you feel annoyed t...
by Tom fod
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Mind/Body - Body/Mind - Bomind/Minody -----Mobindy
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Mind/Body - Body/Mind - Bomind/Minody -----Mobindy

I agree that my mind could be characterised as whizzing along faster than my hands/fingers.

Explaining that eloquently in words is also a challenge.
by Tom fod
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Can i have dyspraxia ?
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Can i have dyspraxia ?

Hi and welcome I think it is possible you might have Dyspraxi or Dyspraxic tendencies. While it is not something you grow out of we do develop coping strategies which can make it difficult yo identify or confirm. The other thing to remember is not everyone with is the same. There can be a lot of var...
by Tom fod
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dancing
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Dancing

Hi and welcome I can relate to this as I would also feel left out. Dancing has never been my thing and whilst I hate it with a passion being left out like this still hurts.. Would you say it stems from a ack of confidece in your dancing? Could some extra time pre learning and practising the steps so...
by Tom fod
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Hello

You could ask them where to access the new updated advice. I live close to an NHS trust in Gloucester and believe your Occ Health are called Working Well? May be worthwhile seeing what they might offer?
by Tom fod
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Hi and welcome back again.

Agree with all of those esp Homer Doh!
Timothy Lumsden as played by Ronny Corbett in Sorry too
by Tom fod
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Business Administration
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Business Administration

Has anyone hear ever worked in an office doing Business Admin? I'm considering applying for an apprenticeship at a nearby company. Naturally, I have anxieties about it though. God knows what challenges I will face. A concern I have is that I will a) tell the employers that my Dyspraxia isn't comple...
by Tom fod
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: help with maths at the OU
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: help with maths at the OU

To be honest I think the best people to ask are the University as they hopefully might be able to give you some leads to follow. There does seem to be mention of Dyscalculia on the Dyslexia Association's* page here http://www.dyslexia.uk.net/specific-learning-difficulties/dyscalculia/. If you click ...
by Tom fod
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Hello everyone

Hi Tilly and welcome

Feel free to ask any questions you might have and/or contribute to existing threads old or new.
by Tom fod
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: PIP Review eek!
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: PIP Review eek!

Unfortunately I believe the default is to refuse or reduce for everyone. Seek help with completing the form and make a copy of your completed form before you send it off. That way you can refer to it during any interview. Be brutally honest about your struggles and the things you need help with. The...
by Tom fod
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia via the Financial Times
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia via the Financial Times

Bah It seems to demand that you sign up for a subscription!
by Tom fod
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

I guess if I were an actor I would be want to be seen for my abilities and would pobably seek roles far removed from my 'normality'
by Tom fod
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I don’t think I introduced myself when I joined
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: I don’t think I introduced myself when I joined

Hi Laura Nice to learn a bit more about you and apologies the forum can be/is all too often v quiet. Its always good to remember that we may have a wide range of people who visit here but often we seem to be more often readers than posters. If you know or are a member of other groups inc those on So...