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by otis_b_flywheel
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Looking for advice to improve balance and co-ordination.
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Looking for advice to improve balance and co-ordination.

Hi thisismewithamask, Do you enjoy any sort of ball game at all? I know many dyspraxics are not good at these, dislike them and avoid them at all costs. But equally, if you are partial to ball games, even if not much good at them, doing a lot them is a great way of improving balance and co-ordinatio...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: This place seems dead
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: This place seems dead

Hi Firemonkey, To be fair, I think the forum is more lively now than it was in October / November that seemed a very quiet time indeed. I would say - don't get disheartened if one of your posts doesn't get a response for a while. As someone else said, we can be quite a shy / reticent bunch, and also...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What do non-dyspraxic people think about the dyspraxic ?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: What do non-dyspraxic people think about the dyspraxic ?

Hi ákveðni, I think the answer depends on a number of things. Age for a start. Those under 25 - or perhaps 30 - seem to be more educated about dyspraxia and often nod knowingly when I tell them I'm on the spectrum. If older than this, I'm often met with a blank stare and, as I'm sure you know, it's ...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I am a musician!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: I am a musician!!!

Why if I have dyspraxia (and a specialist just suggested I do) do I have good fine motor skills and was I for a long time a professional musician? (Cello). I find this to be a very interesting post. I also am a musician though scarcely professional. My fine motor co-ordination is poor - bottom 7% f...
by otis_b_flywheel
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dyspraxia East Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Dyspraxia East Scotland

Interesting. Will you go as far north as Inverness and beyond?
by otis_b_flywheel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Answering the phone?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Answering the phone?

I agree with most of the above - my last (nearly) full-time job as an employee was in a small open-plan office where 3 - 4 people could be on the phone at the same time - a dyspraxic's nightmare! I also have problems remembering to phone people, related to short-term memory I think (and perhaps a bi...
by otis_b_flywheel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

I've never seen Local Hero, but I do want to watch it. It's a classic Ram - a typical Bill Forsyth film i e warm / funny. An oldie but highly recommended. I do though have a great idea for a movie title. Dyspraxic Me. I honestly thought that existed, but must have been wishful thinking on my part ;...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Experiencing frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Experiencing frustration

I sometimes feel like when I mention my learning disability as a reason for doing certain things that people think I'm either making it up or trying to use it as a trump card. This is causing me frustration because all I'm asking is that people understand that I'm much more susceptible to make mist...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Room 101
Replies: 22
Views: 2788

Re: Room 101

TLAs - also known as Three Letter Acronyms. Terrible for anyone with a short-term memory problem and also frequently "hidden behind" instead of using the simple words "we" and "us". To my mind anyone communicating whilst frequently using these comes across as a faceless...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Chris Packhan docunentary Aspergers and me
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Chris Packhan docunentary Aspergers and me

Thank you so much Tom for flagging this up - I've just watched it on iPlayer. I actually see very little TV and knew vaguely who Chris Packham is and that he's a wildlife enthusiast, but nothing about his autism, and this was for me a fascinating and touching film. As a self-diagnosed borderline asp...
by otis_b_flywheel
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: How to learn to ride a bicycle with dyspraxia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

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

Hi all, I think Simon has written a good set of instructions in his post. I cycle quite a lot (have toured through France and Italy and rode the Lands End to John o' Groats in 2011) but all too well I remember how long it took me to learn. I reached the age of 10 before I could "go bike" a...
by otis_b_flywheel
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Headaches or Migraines
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Headaches or Migraines

Hi Steve, Short answer - yes, all the time. But headaches are a bit of a "non-specific symptom" as the doctors keep saying these days, and can be caused by lots of things. In my case I think the main culprit is dehydration, though they can also be brought on by stress, atmospheric pollutio...
by otis_b_flywheel
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is it worth trying? (Color Guard / Dancing)
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Is it worth trying? (Color Guard / Dancing)

Hi Mayonaka, Welcome and my short answer to the question you pose in your subject line is YES. As far as I can tell, and forgive a bit of a generalisation, but broadly speaking dyspraxics fall into two camps regarding sports / activities that require a high degree of co-ordination / memory. The firs...
by otis_b_flywheel
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Physical therapy or chiropractor for dyspraxia
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Physical therapy or chiropractor for dyspraxia

Yes athletic dysprax, All too often! I guess from your forum name that you push yourself quite hard physically and if so, I am the same. My usual reason for visiting such a specialist is lower back pain - normally left side - that I believe harks back to when I herniated the disk on L5 about 4 years...
by otis_b_flywheel
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

OK - here's one for for fun for all you knowledgeable dyspraxics. Which characters in any film might be dyspraxic, deliberately or otherwise? For starters I'll suggest Danny Olsen in Local Hero , played by Peter Capaldi on his debut. Given that this film is 30 odd years old, deliberate I think not ....

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