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by bookish
Mon May 08, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Any advice for judging road position/kerb distance?
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

Any advice for judging road position/kerb distance?

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for judging where you are on the road or your distance from the kerb? I failed my test today and one of many issues I have is my judgement of road position. I feel like i'm steering in a perfectly straight line and am giving plenty of room to cars but i'm clearly ...
by bookish
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Stupid mistakes on easy tasks.
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Stupid mistakes on easy tasks.

I started a new part time job around a month ago, it’s working in a library (which is what I want to do) and I thought I was doing okay. Starting to get to grips with everything and getting along with people. It’s the first job I’ve had in a long time that I don’t dread getting up for. This week tho...
by bookish
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: You know you're dyspraxic when
Replies: 395
Views: 59114

Re: You know you're dyspraxic when

You only notice that you're wearing your dress backwards half way through your work day.
by bookish
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Interviews and nerves. I'm better on paper.
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Interviews and nerves. I'm better on paper.

Does anyone have any advice on coping with interviews and dealing with nerves? I've been looking for work for a while and I'm finally getting interviews but not getting any further. I've had 6 interviews in close succession that I've been unsuccessful with. Part of that is because of lack of experie...
by bookish
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Did I only get an Interview because of dyspraxia?
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Did I only get an Interview because of dyspraxia?

Thank you Jim that's made me feel a bit better.
by bookish
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Did I only get an Interview because of dyspraxia?
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Did I only get an Interview because of dyspraxia?

I'm looking for work at the moment and haven't been getting very far. I have an interview on Tuesday at a big publishing house and it's the first interview I've had in months, it's also the furthest I've ever got in such a cool company. It's also admin which I've never done in a permanent role and t...
by bookish
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Work
Topic: administration jobs and dyspraxia
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

Re: administration jobs and dyspraxia

I’ve had a few admin jobs over the years and have coped but found them stressful. In my experience I was just too slow and clumsy and although no one said anything I felt a bit of a hindrance. I had a publishing internship a while ago which went pretty well until I had to do some basic filing for a ...
by bookish
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Feeling useless
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Feeling useless

[quote="shadowgirl021"I hoped that helped, if not a lot just a little is good and dont let Dyspraxia get you down or get you discouraged, it is a pain and a battle but it is ultimately a battle that we could get through with determination.[/quote] Thanks shadowgirl, it did help! I know re-reading my...
by bookish
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Feeling useless
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Feeling useless

Does anyone else have days where they just feel completely useless? I’ve had too many days recently where everything just goes wrong because of stupid mistakes on my part. I completely forgot about a meeting I was meant to have with my dissertation tutor today. She’s rightly angry at me especially a...
by bookish
Tue May 01, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Lack of friends
Replies: 44
Views: 12951

Re: Lack of friends

I definitely have the same the same problem; it’s quite common for people with dyspraxia to have social problems. As for why I think it’s a combination of things and it’s probably different for everyone. I’m certain that my problems don’t stem through any autistic or aspergic traits and I don’t have...
by bookish
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Should I try to get another diagnosis?
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Should I try to get another diagnosis?

Just before Christmas I went to be tested through my Uni for dyspraxia which I most definitely have; I was given a list of suitable testers by the uni and was diagnosed with dyslexia with dyspraxic type weakness. The lady who did my test is a special ed. teacher and only told me at the time that I’d...
by bookish
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Tips for Studying at Uni and keeping organised.
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Tips for Studying at Uni and keeping organised.

What are every ones best tips for keeping themselves organised and on task with Uni work (or any kind of work)? I feel a bit stupid asking because I’m doing an MA and should probably have some kind of technique by now: I’ve only just been officially diagnosed but don’t really know what to do with it...
by bookish
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Hello

Its intresting that dyspraxicia isent much of a shock - I guess that can be more ovivious then dyslexicia but unforantaly dyspraxicia has a massive affect compared to dyslexicia and they often go had in hand - like most people on hear i am dyslexic and dyspraxic as well. Hi again sorry i'm replying...
by bookish
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Little things making me feel stupid at work.
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Little things making me feel stupid at work.

I’m doing a work experience placement in a publishing house. I’m doing an MA course in publishing and I know I’m going to find aspects of it difficult because of poor organisation etc. But it’s little motor skills based things that make me look like an idiot. Everything’s been going fine on my place...
by bookish
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hey
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: hey

hi!

I thought I'd say hello as I'm also new, 24 and dyslexic and dyspraxic!