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by firemonkey
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Do you become less dyspraxic the older you get?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Do you become less dyspraxic the older you get?

As you grow older do you actually become less dyspraxic or is it merely a case that you avoid the things that accentuate your dyspraxia ?
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Non-verbal intelligence
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Non-verbal intelligence

A significant VIQ-PIQ or PIQ-VIQ gap is a red flag for what Americans call a learning disability(UK learning difficulty) . Most such people are of average or above intelligence so it does not imply that such people are stupid. Indeed it is possible to be gifted and have a learning difficulty/disabil...
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Early infant school memories
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Early infant school memories

I don't have many memories. What I do know is my first school in Thailand were so concerned they suggested my parents get me tested for what is now called cerebral palsy. The test was negative and unfortunately no other possibilities were explored. We are talking about the early 60s when knowledge o...
by firemonkey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Why are people so ignorant regarding dyspraxia ? Giving up on getting a diagnosis
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Why are people so ignorant regarding dyspraxia ? Giving up on getting a diagnosis

About a decade ago I talked to my then psychiatric care coordinator about my problems. She arranged an extra appointment with the pdoc having told him she'd told me dyspraxia was hard to diagnose. The appointment with the pdoc was a disaster. He asked a couple of irrelevant questions before curtly d...
by firemonkey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Can openers!
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Can openers!

I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now. Had that quite a few times. Then there's the fact it can be hard to pull the tab! I hate the ones with the ring pull thing. It wrecks my fingers trying to lift it even a tiny bit, and then trying to get ...
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Hello

Welcome bookworm under your new name.
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..
Replies: 23
Views: 3214

Re: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..

I like my coffee and tea filled nearly to the top. Sometimes I overdo it though and end up spilling some of the coffee/tea as I carry it .
by firemonkey
Sun May 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Pedometer watch

It allows for low,medium and high sensitivity.
by firemonkey
Sun May 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Pedometer watch

Tom fod wrote:Is it a popular or well known brand? I always thought pedometers were attached to a belt and 'rode' on the hip. Can you calibrate it?

Part of me is curious about how many steps I do and part of me is so what.


You can adjust for height, weight and step distance .
by firemonkey
Sat May 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Pedometer watch

This demonstrates importance of research //reading reviews before committing to expenditure. The Amazon reviews were all exemplary. Got it to work a bit better but you have to have your arms positioned just right. Get it even slightly wrong and nothing gets recorded. I would think you have to add 5...
by firemonkey
Fri May 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Pedometer watch

I tried attaching it to my trousers and also putting it in my pocket as some have suggested. It was still off and on in counting steps. As for sending it back- too difficult for me to do.
by firemonkey
Fri May 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Pedometer watch

Well that was a ******* waste of £11. Just got a pedometer watch from Amazon and tried it out by walking up and down the kitchen and hallway . Half the time or more it doesn't record any steps. I thought it might be due to arm movement but that makes no difference. It's ******* pointless if it won't...
by firemonkey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Putting clothes on a clothes horse
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Putting clothes on a clothes horse

Doe anyone else have difficulty with that ?
by firemonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Article about inclusivity in Physical Education
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Article about inclusivity in Physical Education

PE in the 60s and 70s was a nightmare for those of us who were likely dyspraxic .
by firemonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Hand eye coordination difficulties
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Hand eye coordination difficulties

Using cognifit brain training. Out of 800.


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