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- Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm
- Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
- Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
- Replies: 18
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I learned to swim when I was 10 as my primary school had weekly compulsory swimming lessons, which took place on Friday mornings. Unfortunately I only achieved 10 metres because when I was in Year 6 the school modified its policy so that the older Infants (Year 2) and younger juniors (years Three an...
- Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:21 pm
- Forum: Day-to-day living
- Topic: Touch screen phones
- Replies: 19
- Views: 2359
It took me some time to master a touch screen phone. I used to swipe the screen a little too firmly, which could lead to me opening applications which I had not intended to use.
- Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:09 am
- Forum: Relationships
- Topic: What Was Your Teen Social Life Like?
- Replies: 5
- Views: 2098
My teenage social life was rather small. I had two best friends in secondary school, but not that many other friends, mainly because my school was a comprehensive school where the majority of the kids preferred to have friends who were completely 'normal' and weren't that interested in ones who were...
- Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:37 pm
- Forum: Work
- Topic: Dispraxic people working retail?
- Replies: 7
- Views: 3029
It is possible to work in retail and be dyspraxic. Last summer I worked in a primarily retail based job on a theme park, which I was reasonably successful in (amazingly given that my background to that point wasn't in that type of work).
I enjoy Blackadder. I've watched it ever since my teenage years. In fact I've recently bought the entire run (the 4 series made between 1983 and 1989, i.e. The Black Adder to Blackadder Goes Forth , plus the 1999 special Blackadder Back and Forth ) as a DVD box set. Regarding the posts about a new s...
There was once a time not so long ago when I went into town and left my debit card at home (I'd used it the previous evening to pay for something online and had forgotten to return it to my wallet). Luckily, because I still had some money left over from a previous visit to the bank, I was fortunatel...
I learned in primary school. It took me a long time though, and as a result, the end of primary school came before I exceeded ten metres. So I can still only swim ten metres as a consequence.
- Mon May 18, 2015 2:47 pm
- Forum: Work
- Topic: Is it hard working with Dyspraxia ?
- Replies: 10
- Views: 1943
Ultimately a lot depends on the work itself. However a lot does depend on the employee being good. So far in work I have tried to be a dead reliable employee at all times (for instance in my previous role I was never late for work), and also tried to be chatty and polite with all the customers of th...