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by arthmelow
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Memory issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: Memory issues

Is anyone else's memory a bit weird? Example. If someone gives me a list of instructions I quite often struggle to remember them all. However, I seem to retain tons of useless information without really trying - e.g I can reel off all the US presidents, Kings and Queens of England, details of TV sh...
by arthmelow
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: ever seen a real-life dyspraxic?
Replies: 62
Views: 7640

I have I have!

She was a customer at my work. :)

And she had acquired dyspraxia which she got after she was about 20 or so.

I was somewhat chuffed, and at the same time annoyed that I didn't ask her all the questions I wanted to ask someone with acquired dyspraxia...
by arthmelow
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

Same here. On my current laptop I have no WERTYIOASDHLCN and the UFG are almost gone. I think my next laptop will be a macbook pro. in those, the keys aren't printed on, but they're holes in for light to show through when its dark! So you can't wear them off. http://www.apple.com/uk/macbookpro/desig...
by arthmelow
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBC Test the Nation - Online IQ test
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

Hi Wendel i really was not trying to quote you but on reading your post i do think that we are on the same page. incidently, i also found the test thing confusing, but i did it,and then regretted doing it. Arthmelow, i thnk that i need to appologize i did overeact, and i do find what you post is of...
by arthmelow
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BBC Test the Nation - Online IQ test
Replies: 25
Views: 5920

People with learning difficulties usualy have IQ's of average and above average intelligence (what ever that means). ARGH This one is going to drive me nuts eventually. There is a spread of people with dyspraxia and other learning difficulties across the intelligence range, eg there are very intell...
by arthmelow
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: ARGH
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

ARGH

I've been dong resits at the moment, and after the one on Friday I was worried about whether my handwriting will be readable ( this has always been a problem, and it cost me about a grade in every subject in my A levels ). I sent an email to the educational psychologist who did my assessment and ask...
by arthmelow
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: After your help please!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: After your help please!!

1). Throughout primary school, how did your dyspraxia impact upon your language and literacy development. Like most people this is a long time ago, but for some reason my childhood is a lot clearer than most people in my memory. At that stage quite a bit can be masked, also the trendy approach to t...
by arthmelow
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Speaking - Incorrect usage of words.
Replies: 27
Views: 4500

I had a 40min session with a stroppy educational psychologist (through the university, I didn't get a choice who to see) just before christmas. It didn't help that she started the session of telling me she didn't see the point in testing for dyspraxia ](*,) She gave me about 30mins of wais (is it w...
by arthmelow
Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Speaking - Incorrect usage of words.
Replies: 27
Views: 4500

I've found it a good yardstick for whether someone knows me well. If they do, then they usually know what I was intending. If they know me slightly, they make ask me to repeat it. If they don't know me at all, they ignore it and don't speak to me again :-). What did drive me nuts is that people ofte...
by arthmelow
Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Getting assessed?
Replies: 38
Views: 9165

my son was assessed when he was 10 and is now 18 can u help me in giving me advice on how to get him assessed as an adult ](*,) 1. Is he still in education? If so, the LEA usually has provisions. Either contact through his college or write directy to the local council. If he is about to start unive...
by arthmelow
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: general?
Replies: 12
Views: 3450

First of all, well done! Not many people have managed to get to the stage you have so far, and it takes a lot of personal honesty to analyse what you do and come to the conclusion that you're not stupid, merely different. Secondly I got diagnosed myself a month or so after I was kicked out by my mot...
by arthmelow
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: The Dyspraxia Wikipedia Page
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

The Dyspraxia Wikipedia Page

Come'on! It needs some serious editing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyspraxia For those who haven't come across the loveliness of wikipedia.org yet, its an online encyclopedia that *anyone* can edit. It has safeguards to prevent vandalism on certain topics and on some pages it works really damn wel...
by arthmelow
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Conversing through background noise
Replies: 30
Views: 4747

At the rate we're going we'll soon have enough members in Reading to start a club or something! it might be because the study advisers at the university are recommending this website... ;-) As regards the noise thing... YES! all the time! But then I can't concentrate on anything for too long - I ke...
by arthmelow
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Disclosure
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

I hope that my rejection was not due to my dyspraxia, as well. I had taken the view that it was more likely due to the fact that my application was sent towards the end of the deadline and after most of the interviews had taken place. however, the reason i posted my experience was to interject the ...
by arthmelow
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: No Sense of Direction, do I have Dyspraxia?
Replies: 8
Views: 18297

i didnt mention it, but i did purchase a navigation system for my car. it helps soooo much because i have confidence that no matter how lose i get, i can simply press one button and be guided back home. but this system is very embarrassing to use, and i get enough crap from my friends as it is. als...