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by Simon
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Ideas to increase efficiency
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Ideas to increase efficiency

Hi Screengreen, First of all I would like to say that in a previous job I worked as an operator on a components placing machine in a circuit board stuffing production line. At my evaluation I got the remark of being slower then my colleagues. I replied to my boss: " That I may work a bit slower...
by Simon
Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: My coping strategies - what are yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 17734

Re: My coping strategies - what are yours?

Don't really know where to put this post but chose to do it here. About carrying a tray without spilling the drink. The trick I use in a canteen or any other type of tray carrying self service restaurant: Put the drink (preferably in a cup with lid) in the right top corner of the tray. This way you ...
by Simon
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Sleeping, at my wits end, just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 1492

Re: Sleeping, at my wits end, just me?

I also have trouble getting to sleep and waking up. I've had a job that involved working in shifts 06.00 to 14.00 one week and 14.00 to 22.00 the other week. I was late a lot when I had the early shift, having to wake up at 05.00h in the morning. My foreman was not happy with this and after a couple...
by Simon
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Do you drive a manual or automatic car?
Replies: 34
Views: 12822

Re: Do you drive a manual or automatic car?

I have problems parking as wel, forgot to mention this in my previous post. Especially parallel parking is really hard for me. In Belgium you only need to able to park behind another car en not in between two cars for passing the test. In general I don't like driving backwards because I have no sens...
by Simon
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Medication experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Medication experiences

Hi screengreen, My therapist is definitely not going to be NHS approved as I live in Belgium. :) Dyspraxia isn't really recognized as an illness here, they call it ADHD with DCD and will treat me for ADHD and not for the DCD. As for the proprioception and AMD you're spot on. (had to google this beca...
by Simon
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: My coping strategies - what are yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 17734

Re: My coping strategies - what are yours?

First of all I think it's funny how different people have come up with similar ways of coping. :) Here are some of mine. Because lacking short term memory I also put everything in the same trouser pocket at all times so I don't have to look for it. Left pocket: keys pocketknife lighter, right pocket...
by Simon
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Films
Replies: 9
Views: 1933

Re: Films

I don't like horror or scary movies they make me to nervous, jumpy :) I like action movies and humor. All time favorites Ace ventura, can watch these over and over. I really like Jim Carry, the first movie I ever bought was The Mask (on a videocassette) :) Also Quentin Tarantino movies, because they...
by Simon
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Which finger is longer?
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Which finger is longer?

This relates to testosterone levels and i'm interested to see if there is a pattern between testosterone levels and dyspraxia. If there is a pattern between dyspraxia and testosterone level wouldn't all dyspraxic man be very muscular or skinny? And have other signs of high/low testosterone levels? ...
by Simon
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Do you drive a manual or automatic car?
Replies: 34
Views: 12822

Re: Do you drive a manual or automatic car?

I drive an manual gearshift car and haven't had any problems with it. Must say that in Belgium for being able to drive on your own with a learners permit you have to take at least 20 hours of lessons (10x2h) with a driving school I think that helped me a lot because the teachers are used to bad driv...
by Simon
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Medication experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Medication experiences

In this topic I would like to hear from you all about your experiences with medication. I have only recently been diagnosed with dyspraxia and in the past was treated with medication for ADHD and depression, but never found it to be a succes. I'm going to start seeing a therapist and he will probabl...
by Simon
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: How to learn to ride a bicycle with dyspraxia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: How to learn to ride a bicycle with dyspraxia?

Hi Stasiya First of all I want to say that really want to help you but I don't know how well I can convert the movements into writing instructions . Hope this post will be helpful "Disclaimer" :) Look for a safe environment (maybe somebody to walk beside you that can catch you) Your bike h...
by Simon
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Clothing that you hate
Replies: 30
Views: 10114

Re: Clothing that you hate

I also can't stand wool, because of the itching. I can't wear flip flops because I can't stand anything in between my toes. I don't own a tie, have never worn one. I don't own a lot of buttoned shirts, only wear them for very special occasions like a wedding. Even when I apply for a job I'm wearing ...
by Simon
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: You know you're dyspraxic when
Replies: 395
Views: 49442

Re: You know you're dyspraxic when

You open the door of the fridge, forget what you where going to get and then close the door with your head still inside. #-o Can't stand repetitive noise like a clock. You have developed kind of an stuntman tuck and roll reflex because falling so often. You where surprised the insurance company want...
by Simon
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Hi everyone

I'm from the flemish speaking part, 20min from brussels. The city Leuven, where Stella Artois is brewed :) I'm currently reading the "you know you're dyspraxic when" thread, got to page 14 and making notes as things come to mind. A lot of things very recognizable :) Will post a reply when ...
by Simon
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Losing Your Temper When Doing Stuff & Accidentally Breaking Things
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: Losing Your Temper When Doing Stuff & Accidentally Breaking Things

When I loose my temper (I mean really loose it) I have to have somekind of physical release and hit something made out of wood with my fist, although I must say ikea furniture isn't made from wood but from laminated cardboard hence the dent in my kitchentable :) I try to buy only solid build stuff s...

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