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by Dan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Nursery nurse just diagnosed
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Nursery nurse just diagnosed

I definitely have similar struggles - in fact, I'd say that basically everything you listed here is, at the very least, endemic and fundamental to the Dyspraxic community and identity. I must admit that I'm not totally sure what you mean about difficulties with visual-spacial reasoning, but my assum...
by Dan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Discord voice chat channel for dyspraxics to practise conversational skills
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Discord voice chat channel for dyspraxics to practise conversational skills

Like a virtual private group chat where a number of people can chat live online together. Discord is like Skype in that it is a Voice over IP app and was set up/is used by the gamimg community. Could not have said it better myself. If people would like, I can setup a Discord server? If at least two...
by Dan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

Normally I just struggle with opening the bottle in the first instance, as I tend not to tighten things too much. :) See, that's very sensible! But if I don't tighten the pop bottle, the pop goes flat! Better that the pop goes flat than my hand becomes permanently flat due to me crushing it in the ...
by Dan
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Final uni exams
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Final uni exams

Hello I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia 5 years ago. Does anyone else’s dyspraxia get 10 x worse with nerves... I can’t stop falling over, banging in to things and forgetting everything at the moment, my head feels like a whirlwind. I am putting the stress down to ...
by Dan
Thu May 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

My 'tidying' and 'organisation' is pretty rubbish too. Like you, things end up on random shelves, in random drawers, wherever there's a space. And I also find that I've kept an unusual assortment of objects! Like a video cassette without a case... And a different case without the video! I kept an e...
by Dan
Thu May 31, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Leeds
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Greetings from Leeds

Hi Tom, thanks for your reply! I could find the report from the assessment, but it's not easily to hand. Yeah, Irlens is very similar to Dyslexia in a lot of ways but apparently they also test for Dyspraxia now as well. From what I understand, most people with Irlens experience dyslexic and/or dysp...
by Dan
Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

My 'tidying' and 'organisation' is pretty rubbish too. Like you, things end up on random shelves, in random drawers, wherever there's a space. And I also find that I've kept an unusual assortment of objects! Like a video cassette without a case... And a different case without the video! I kept an e...
by Dan
Tue May 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Memorial Day and Dyspraxia in the US
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Memorial Day and Dyspraxia in the US

Hi Mike I wasn't born till the mid 70s but have always had an interest in history. I guess a lot of concern back then was about the Russians and the Cubans and Nuclear annihilation. Suspect the average Russian was just as fearful that the US would launch a preemptive strike. I think WW2, Korea and ...
by Dan
Sat May 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Novels/Films/TV series
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Novels/Films/TV series

Not sure about neurodiversity specifically, but Vonnegut or Keller are my main go to guys regarding the eccentricities of the human mind. Thinking about it, you might enjoy A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime if you've not already come across it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ksPDRSnh...
by Dan
Thu May 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Is there a link between dyspraxia and misinterpretation?
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Is there a link between dyspraxia and misinterpretation?

I've been told in the past that my tone of voice was wrong, too loud, too quiet, etc. I don't think it's just you! And I've ended up arguing with people before just because of a misinterpretation. Me too. It sounds a lot like you're suffering with Asperger's Syndrome in the case you describe there,...
by Dan
Fri May 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Wrote a song about Dyspraxia, lol
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Wrote a song about Dyspraxia, lol

Hey all. I was bored so I wrote a song a couple of days ago. My singing isn't very good and it's awkward to sing it, but what do ya think?

https://soundcloud.com/mikehawkbiscuit/ ... alitydraft
by Dan
Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

Small amounts of alcohol drinking are supposed to increase life expectancy, yeah, but I was talking about something like 15 units a week in that example. :) I suppose the problem is that words like moderate are a bit vague unless they are qualified by a number. I've made up a rather crude table of ...
by Dan
Wed May 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

I would argue that weed is definitely less harmful than alcohol in moderation based on my own experience, although moderate alcohol use is actually perfectly healthy on the whole. The primary concern with weed is that if people have latent schizophrenia, it can exacerbate symptoms, but I would much...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.

Yeah, I'm just going to say this now, I did excellently at college. Superbly. In fact, I got into the local newspaper I did so well at college. When I was at university, I wanted to either progress to further studies and become an academic/professor (I think that's a dream to put to bed now) or bec...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

We accept risk with every decision we take. My point is that either alcohol, weed and tobacco should be illegal or they should all be legal. The way it works right now implies that weed is more dangerous, when it is far less dangerous. My main point is simply that pushing weed underground is not th...

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