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by otis_b_flywheel
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Trying to do too much
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Trying to do too much

Hello everybody and sorry for a long radio silence. I've missed this forum but as the post title may hint at, have been spinning too many plates. Under the "Learning, thought and memory" heading, the Dyspraxia Foundation list of adult symptoms contains the following: "May do only one ...
by otis_b_flywheel
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dyspraxia East Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Dyspraxia East Scotland

No bother, philm has been keeping me posted :-)
Regards
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: 356

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: 540

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: 8
Views: 1061

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: 578

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: 4
Views: 1018

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: 15
Views: 2047

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: 10
Views: 1567

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: 1126

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: 4555

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: 518

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: 3545

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: 1298

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: 816

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...

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