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by DanAu96
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: People who call me "buddy"
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: People who call me "buddy"

I've never been great with over-familiarity either, especially when people tap me unexpectedly, but I've learnt to adapt. I don't actually think it is meant in a patronising way necessarily , but it's hard to determine without having witnessed it, of course. the term has always bothered me but more...
by DanAu96
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: People who call me "buddy"
Replies: 5
Views: 685

People who call me "buddy"

I don't know if its just me or not but I absolutely detest being called "buddy" it is incredibly patronising ](*,) ](*,) . I don't know if I am just being overly sensitive but, I think because of my dyslexia and dyspraxia, but i sometimes feel people think i am a bit dumb. Which makes me rather sens...
by DanAu96
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: What do non-dyspraxic people think about the dyspraxic ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

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

i often think others think i' stupid because i am a bit awkward, disorganised, not very independent and childish hand writing even though i think i am rather intelligent.
by DanAu96
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxia and lab work
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

Re: Dyspraxia and lab work

Since i created this post i started working in a research lab, it's much less busy and I can go in at any time so i can do things at my own pace and write things in my lab book when i want, no rush. i haven't bought a rebel printer yet as i fear the labels wouldn't be solvent resistant, the hand wri...
by DanAu96
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: dyspraxia and sensitivity to light when sleeping
Replies: 2
Views: 549

dyspraxia and sensitivity to light when sleeping

I'm not sure if this is a dyspraxia thing or not but I have not come across anyone else who has this problem. When i am trying to go to sleep I am very sensitive to bight light sources light sources such as light coming from around the curtain from street lights outside or light coming under the doo...
by DanAu96
Sat May 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Teachers

ok, so i will give my contribution from a more recent prospective. I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia at aged 7 in 2003, my state primary school didn't really know how to deal with me, they didn't treat me badly as such (although i can think back now to a few negative experiences that may h...
by DanAu96
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Answering the phone.
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Answering the phone.

I'm exactly the same, i hate talking on the phone to people i don't know. i also do not like wringing people i don't know.
by DanAu96
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxia and lab work
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

Re: Dyspraxia and lab work

Great news! How are you doing in the class now? For the record I have a BSc in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After university I worked in a chemistry lab for five years. My recommendations are to RECORD EVERYTHING in your lab notebook, mark samples carefully, and take your time. If someone is ...
by DanAu96
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Awareness of dyspraxia
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Awareness of dyspraxia

I am really fed up with the lack of acknowledgement, understanding and lack of recognition of dyspraxia. does anyone have any ideas how i could personally help to raise awareness of the conditions?
by DanAu96
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: dyspraxia sleeping problem/fears...
Replies: 19
Views: 7092

Re: dyspraxia sleeping problem/fears...

it takes me ages to get to sleep. i also find it hard to sleep und er light weight sheets, i need some weight on me to sleep otherwise the sheet ends up on the floor and i toss and turn.
by DanAu96
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Memory

Yeah I do, bad short term memory is common with dyspraxia.
by DanAu96
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 11
Views: 2185

Re: Hey

Hi Beth and welcome There's another member here who's doing a Chemistry Degree see http://www.dyspraxicadults.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5469 I didn't go to University myself as tbh I was scared I would not manage financially and that was before I really understood about dyspraxia. I just t...
by DanAu96
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: borderline asperger syndrome / aspergers traits
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: borderline asperger syndrome / aspergers traits

There has been a lot of interest of the last couple of days about a paper in the journal molecular autism that found that a Dyspraxia diagnosis is more likely if you have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) however the main finding was that people with dyspraxia and no ASD diagnosis showed significantly ...
by DanAu96
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxia and lab work
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

Re: Dyspraxia and lab work

So i went to see the disability advisory service who said that some arrangements could be made to help organise my self in the future. she also said that the person marking this piece of work will be notified about my condition so that i hopefully wont be penalised for it.
by DanAu96
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxia and lab work
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

Re: Dyspraxia and lab work

You can always ask but you may just have to draw a under the episode and resolve to looking at ways to avoid making similar errors again. I think it's a mistake anyone could make and is likely quite a common one. Was it a timed exercise and might there have been/could you have asked to do it with j...