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by Tom fod
Sun May 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Household management Tips and ideas Pt 1
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Household management Tips and ideas Pt 1

In lieu of my doing anymore housework here tonight, please find some ideas. I'll post more in due course Please share your own ideas and experience, critique the tips or laugh at my comments in blue Please make sure you try to donate as much as you can to friends, family, neighbours or charity shops...
by Tom fod
Sun May 20, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Almighty Friend/Colleague Screw-Up
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Almighty Friend/Colleague Screw-Up

Hi

Would you say you were somewhat uncomfortable with level of overprotectiveness or that she was perhaps a bit patronisingand/or overfamiliar?

Sounds like you just need to put it behind you and perhaps in time you'll both be able to laugh at what happened.
by Tom fod
Sat May 19, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: Moderator Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Re: Moderator Wanted

Thank you Just to clarify, I sometimes wonder if I’m too prolific and if I was slower to respond, people might be more inclined to answer each other’s posts? However, I’m also quite conscious that if someone posts and sounds (to me) quite distressed it is a bit cruel/unkind for them to have to wait ...
by Tom fod
Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: Moderator Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 3338

Re: Moderator Wanted

I sometimes think I need to take a back seat sometimes. We rarely have much 'trounlble'. If there is I'm usually the first to 'pounce' and deal with it. Any thoughts/constructive criticism are welcome.
by Tom fod
Thu May 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: New job
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: New job

Best of luck and congratulations!
by Tom fod
Thu May 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.

I think it is a bit of a flawed coping strategy, in that if we have really high standards we can protect ourselves from painful criticism. Problem is, we are usually far harder on ourselves than anyone and overlook many of our positives that others actually appreciate and admire.
by Tom fod
Thu May 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Manual Labour and Dyspraxia
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Manual Labour and Dyspraxia

Sadly we’re prone to being trapped in entry level roles to which we are unsuited and struggle to have the opportunity to demonstrate our potential beyond essential but menial work and so our confidence suffers If you were in charge how would you organise and assign offloading and other related dutie...
by Tom fod
Thu May 17, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Work
Topic: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.

To be fair, there are many guys who would run a mile from your situation but you’re there and you care and I think society could all do better to remember recognise and appreciate unpaid carers. I unofficially support a friend with anxiety and also do my best to offer some comfort and hopefuĺy, on o...
by Tom fod
Thu May 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Looking after a house!
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Looking after a house!

Your wish is my command but regrettably (or fortunately) I’m miles away in Gloucester and as a bloke I suspect my flat may be in a worse state. My friend has suggested doing it a corner at a time but not sure throwing/shifting crap from one corner to the other three counts. Whilst some might say a t...
by Tom fod
Thu May 17, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Work
Topic: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.

Hi Goggzy and welcome. You’re not your typical dyspraxic but is these such a thing? The system is stupid not us and sometimes we have to be a bit canny to navigate to the help we deserve and need so we can make a positive difference and convince both ourselves and others of this fact. Asking for hel...
by Tom fod
Tue May 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Leeds
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Greetings from Leeds

Hi Sarah and welcome This does make sense and highlights the fact that education authorities and the NHS aren't really joined up. I always understood Irlens Syndrome was more akin to dyslexia? but then there is often an inter relation between Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, The perception seems to be that t...
by Tom fod
Tue May 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Assessors in Scotland - Dysguise
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Assessors in Scotland - Dysguise

Hi again Unfortunately, yes, that is true and it's a very valid question/concern. Sadly by many accounts it's very difficult for an adult to obtain formal diagnosis/confirmation. According to the Dyspraxia Foundation's FAQ's, getting a diagnosis will likely require input from a number of medical pro...
by Tom fod
Tue May 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Assessors in Scotland - Dysguise
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Assessors in Scotland - Dysguise

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You're welcome. There is an organisation trading as Dyspraxia UK who provide assessments. It may be worth investigating options for funding by school/college, employer,.Access to Work or other means.
by Tom fod
Mon May 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Assessors in Scotland - Dysguise
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Assessors in Scotland - Dysguise

Hi and welcome I’ve not heard of Dysguise before. I don’t know much about Dyspraxia UK either. With any company offering assessments, they should be happy to answer questions openly before you sign up/pay them. If they should try to pressure you for money/try to unreasonably rush you into a decision...
by Tom fod
Sun May 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 92

Re: Pedometer watch

I wd feel dubious about any device that was meant to measure steps taken guaged/reliant upon swinging your arms in time to your walking or running

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