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by pixiewithdocs
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What are your cognitive strengths and weakness ?
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: What are your cognitive strengths and weakness ?

@firemonkey I'm so sorry if I offended you.
by pixiewithdocs
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Studying
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Studying

I just remembered another helpful thing that a diamond of a tutor suggested to me - specifically for essay subjects. When you've got your research notes for essays (including all your referenced sources) print off your notes and cut them up into strips of one quote or one point you want to make. The...
by pixiewithdocs
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Studying
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Studying

Hey Grace, I'm really sorry to hear that you're having a tough time, studying can be really overwhelming and there's a huge element of self-blame that is typical for us, making it even harder to cope or ask for help when things snowball out of hand. Props to you for coming for advice and help. Pract...
by pixiewithdocs
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: exaggerated emotions
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: exaggerated emotions

Yeah man! We're an emotional bunch! Apparently crying literally drips the stress hormones out of your face so that they leaves your body. How incredible is that for an in-built coping mechanism? There's nothing wrong with feelings, although I appreciate it can be really inconvenient or annoying. I g...
by pixiewithdocs
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: new words
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: new words

I'm an (erstwhile) ESL teacher - the macmillan 'sounds' app has the phonemic chart on it so when you go to the dictionary and see this weird writing /ɑːlˈðɪsnɒnsəsts/ it's the exact pronunciation of the word. Primary stress is an apostrophe, and secondary stress is a comma in the word. If you copy t...
by pixiewithdocs
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Random acts of kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Random acts of kindness

@xenavire you're absolutely right. I remembered after posing that the wonderful RAKtivisim have a calendar of Daily Acts of Kindness which is FAB If anyone's interested the link to the calendar is here https://assets.randomactsofkindness.org/calendars/neighborhood/2020/2020_RAK_kindness_calendars.pd...
by pixiewithdocs
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What are your cognitive strengths and weakness ?
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: What are your cognitive strengths and weakness ?

Looks like it could be handy ammo if you thought your boss was discriminating against you?

Surely you're not advertising though...
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Random acts of kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Random acts of kindness

Biggest kindness I think I was ever shown was when living in Ghana. My purse got pickpocketed, which could happen anywhere, but the response was genuinely overwhelming. The coach driver had assured me we weren't going to Kejetiya station (biggest outdoor market in West Africa and across the city fro...
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: How do you deal with anger issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: How do you deal with anger issues?

I always recommend non-violent communication framing if there's a situation where you go in knowing it could get ugly (like with OP's brother). You frame your conversation around Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests. i.e. You're talking a lot about moving house (O) and I feel pretty stressed a...
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Conference 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Conference 2019

Bit late with the congrats but wow well done for making it and so great to hear you had a good time when you got there. Sounds great and I'd love to attend next year. I had a similar experience with a training session run by English UK on neuro divergence in the ESL classroom where I had to get to B...
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and fajitas
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Dyspraxia and fajitas

=D>
Somebody finally said it!
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Looking for help with a school project.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Looking for help with a school project.

Sounds really interesting - please do post more details about the study and whether it's informal or ethics-boarded 😊
More exposure and understanding of the spraxy brigade is never a bad thing!
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: How did you feeling when you found out you had dyspraxia?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: How did you feeling when you found out you had dyspraxia?

It can be a long road to accepting your dyspraxia for what it is, it's a process of slowly ascribing difficulties to the dyspraxia and working out what you avoid and what you can't do. For me it's been a decade of still thinking that I should be able to be the same and do everything as well as every...
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Credit rating
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Credit rating

Hi spraxy friends I had reason to reflect on dyspraxia and poor credit ratings the other day. I'd had my car insurance cancelled as I forgot to switch the payments over to my new bank account and missed the emails... A familiar tale I'm sure! I wondered if anyone else feels like they have a poor cre...
by pixiewithdocs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Wrapping Presents
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: Wrapping Presents

Whilst I've had my years of presents-looking-like-bombs (such a snort came out when I read that subtle art comment) I now make lots of time on a flat space and use Kraft paper to make life easier. It folds and holds way better than standard giftwrap, you only need 1 big roll, and then you can just s...