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by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Wondering if I have Dyspraxia
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Wondering if I have Dyspraxia

The things reported by "angelarl" are very familiar - including becoming suspicious in one's fifties. It mirrors my experience & I did go on to learn more via the UK's Dyspraxia Foundation and then to be formally assessed - in my case firstly by a private clinical psychologist - because I lacked the...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Fingers

thanks - I just hope the pdoc realises the biggest part of DCD/dyspraxia is the way thinking is affected rather than just that we can have difficulty with manual dexterity.
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: DRIVING INSTRUCTOR REQUIRES ADVICE
Replies: 10
Views: 3804

Re: DRIVING INSTRUCTOR REQUIRES ADVICE

I still find roundabouts difficult, for several reasons. Getting in the correct lane at the right time. Finding the exit I need when there is no destination signaled at the exits, even on roundabouts I have used for decades. Judging when a driver approaching from the right, but not at or on the roun...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?

I would like to see a free system for full assessments for all, via the NHS, after a screening, it would stand as a lifelong document like a certificate gained after a course of study, or a driving test.

I think it should be paid for by the state and suspect it would ultimately save money.
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello ^^
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Hello ^^

Welcome Sad87, I am 69, realised I was dyspraxic when I was 50 and subsequently had it confirmed. I live in MId Essex, UK, about ten miles south west of Colchester. I suggest that you .look through the threads and post a response whenever you have a comment to make, or question. Or start a topic you...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Fingers

What does "pdoc" mean please?
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and Counter Empathy
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Dyspraxia and Counter Empathy

EDITED. It is reminding me of experiences with several UK medical NHS practitioners, including at consultant level who lacked compassion or empathy. I realised, I probably had DCD/Dyspraxia interchangeably, when I was 50 in 1999 and had it confirmed by a non medically trained chartered psychologist ...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?

The people who did my Access to work Assessment - I would not let them empty the bins - not only were their recommendations nonsense they lied and were paid by DWP - I gave up protesting because my employer also lied and so I was stuffed BUT it lead to early retirement and it was in 2002 - just seei...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?

I do not know of a list - if I wanted to find an assessor I would ask for Dyspraxia Foundation to advise - dyscovery Centre may also be able to help.

I would favour a chartered psychologist in the UK - maybe - the new magazine will collate names?
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: About myself
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: About myself

Welcome and thanks for what you have been doing.
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 61
Views: 17542

Re: Welcome!

Oh.. dear but equal rights at work seems to suggest it should not cost a person to claim their rights, as the non disabled do not face a charge simply for working - or Iam I getting this wrong?
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Panel Interviews
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Panel Interviews

Helenjohanna wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:07 pm
Do you have to declare the "disability" when applying for jobs? If I get a diagnosis, I think I'd rather not!
NO

I cannot find anything that explains this BUT did come across this

http://enableworks.co.uk/declaring-disa ... lications/
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 61
Views: 17542

Re: Welcome!

Guys, I bit the bullet and approached my union rep for advice. She said that my employer will refer me for assessment and pay for that assessment! And she said it won't have a detrimental effect on my career. Wow. Now within a few minutes there is another report exactly the same! https://www.facebo...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 61
Views: 17542

Re: Welcome!

I hoped that would happen and now if it does not work out properly, you will have the union on your side. I suggest consider keeping a diary, with exactly who says what, when and the circumstances, and if you do, keep it up to date. Later it might help others, by sharing the process. Thanks for tell...
by Andrew_S_Hatton
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Dyspraxia in the Workplace from the GMB Union
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Dyspraxia in the Workplace from the GMB Union

Thanks, I have still not read it but posted a link on Twitter and was criticised for saying there are some with criticisms of it.