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by Daniel
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic
Replies: 42
Views: 5362

Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

I work in the public sector which I find provides very good support for dyspraxic issues. Unfortunately much of the public sector is set to shrink and isn't recruitment externally at present, which makes it tricky for others to join. My job's office-based, and is in a specialist area that supports t...
by Daniel
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Ironically, I'd forgotten I'd joined this forum!
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Ironically, I'd forgotten I'd joined this forum!

It would be interesting to hear how you get on with the private option. I only found disappointment with the NHS option, however I now have a supportive employer that assists and fund some of the specifics issue I have. I've found this has alleviated the need to look for a diagnosis.

Daniel
by Daniel
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia And Physical Fitness
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Re: Dyspraxia And Physical Fitness

This is a really interesting topic and fitness must be a difficulty that affects many on the forum. I've found from many years of bad experiences that I have not even reasonable ability in the vast majority of athletic or sporting endeavours. I also have an office-based job (as this suits my strengt...
by Daniel
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 21 Week Scan :)
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: 21 Week Scan :)

Pooky wrote:I had mine today too. All looks okay. :)
Congratulations! I didn't know; hope all is going well :)
by Daniel
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia or just me?
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: Dyspraxia or just me?

I'm not sure it's unusual to find compass bearings tricky, not least as maps are normally orientated to the North and you have to work out your position with this in mind. It's also particularly confusing in London, where tube platforms are displayed as North-South at some stations and East-West at ...
by Daniel
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Star Trek - Pro or Anti Dyspraxic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Star Trek - Pro or Anti Dyspraxic?

The Star Trek films are very reference heavy, not least Undiscovered Country where you can't throw a rock without hitting Shakespeare). I'm not sure I'd read very much into a lot of it, although perhaps the destruction of Praxis is a comment on the Klingons.

Daniel
by Daniel
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Disliking Other People of Your Sex?
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Disliking Other People of Your Sex?

This is a very interesting thread. I've heard generally that dyspraxics can have less of a distinct gender traits, although I'd very much like to read a study of this, if one exists. From personal experience, I've found that I've often had little or no interest in many stereotypically male pursuits ...
by Daniel
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Internet Shopping
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Re: Internet Shopping

We've recently starting buying our groceries online. I can't stand most supermarkets due to their harsh lights, noise and crowds, so being able to buy the same things without the supermarket experience is a big improvement. It's also helped cut our weekly food bill significantly.

Dan
by Daniel
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Never more than two months
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Never more than two months

I still think there must be certain jobs that would better suit dyspraxics than others. I think the problem can be is that many dyspraxics have trouble in securing decent jobs and often the less well paying jobs are also some of the most dyspraxic unfriendly. I'm finally in a job that I can manage q...
by Daniel
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Electric noise
Replies: 8
Views: 2432

Re: Electric noise

I believe it's quite common for dyspraxics to have heightened senses (although which senses probably varies with the individual.) I'm more sensitive than most to light, sound, touch and temperature.

Dan
by Daniel
Sun May 09, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: short fuses
Replies: 34
Views: 2357

Re: short fuses

I certainly share Owen's comments on dealing with the general public. I wonder if this is something that dyspraxics are generally less good at. I've been in a few customer facing roles as I thought helping people would be something I'd enjoy. However, I found the number of unreasonable people or the...
by Daniel
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Hello Everyone!

Hi Jody, Welcome to the forum. Hopefully we'll be able to help point you in the right directions to get a better understanding of what dyspraxia is. Unfortunately outside of education it can be more difficult to be assessed, so I'd recommend the first step would be to read up about dyspraxia, see th...
by Daniel
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Getting diagnosed
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: Getting diagnosed

It sounds as if many people are having frustrating experiences with diagnosis on the NHS. It seems to be that if you're out of education when you discover there might be a name for the thing that's affected your whole life, you're generally out of luck. Although I can understand that the NHS don't h...
by Daniel
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Hiya

Hi Nina,

Welcome to the forum. Perhaps you could tell us a little more about yourself? e.g. what you're doing at the moment, what difficulties you find with dyspraxia and whether you're receiving any assistance?

Dan
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by Daniel
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Series
Replies: 16
Views: 1921

Re: TV Series

Has anyone been watching the Swedish version of Wallander, which is shown on BBC Four? We really enjoy it; the narrative style is rather gentle, although the storylines can be very dark.