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by allesandro
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Non-verbal intelligence
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Non-verbal intelligence

In the US, learning disability means there is a 'marked discrepancy' i.e. the person's intelligence in normal or above average, but their is one subject category such as arithmetic where there is a cognitive deficit
by allesandro
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Hearing everything all at once?
Replies: 21
Views: 10634

Re: Hearing everything all at once?

I have a great deal of difficulty organizing and processing multiple stimuli; therefore, I hear the words and the noise but I cannot process or make sense of it. Historically, I just get bits and pieces and pretend to have understood the rest because asking to have it repeated is to no avail.
by allesandro
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

back in the 90's I was allergic to the preservative ( a mercury derivative) they used to put in contact lens solution. My eyes were always bloodshot, and people I worked with used to insinuate that I was a pot smoker. The truth is I don't smoke or drink. I have enough problems. I don't need any subs...
by allesandro
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Seeing things and wanting them straight away?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Seeing things and wanting them straight away?

I've always been impulsive. I buy things and then return them when I think better of it. An old friend used to always say, "stores should just issue you a rental card."
by allesandro
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Muscle issue
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Muscle issue

I couldn't advise anyone else about this; I could only give account of my own personal experience. I had always been sedentary, and had always had poor posture and coordination; still do. However, when I was in my twenties, a gym opened up around the corner from me. Long story short, I eventually le...
by allesandro
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Work
Topic: New job
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: New job

Those boots need to be stretched. Take them to a shoemaker
by allesandro
Thu May 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I get more upset about having hypochondroplasia more than others?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: I get more upset about having hypocondraplasia more than others?

I honestly don't know if it has anything to do with dyspraxia or not. I just find it incomprehensible that in this day and age people can be so cruel and insensitive. Though I do remember many years ago walking down the street and seeing a kid taunting a man with a similar situation. Fortunately ano...
by allesandro
Thu May 31, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Looking after a house!
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Looking after a house!

well, maybe just not having dyspraxia would be good enough
by allesandro
Tue May 29, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV SHOWS
Replies: 23
Views: 6560

Re: TV SHOWS

fuzzy, I know you're just joking but we just had two mass shootings this month--not a well timed joke
by allesandro
Tue May 29, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Memorial Day and Dyspraxia in the US
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Memorial Day and Dyspraxia in the US

I never liked math or chemistry either. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think perseverance is a valuable skill; truly it is. However, I do think it is an art to know when to encourage children to focus more on where their talents lie. When I was in school there weren't many options; conver...
by allesandro
Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

I can relate to everything you say, and of course doctors have all kinds of medical diagnoses for why I am fatigued, all of which require expensive medications, like testosterone gel and iron pills which while not expensive but have all kinds of nasty side effects. The thing is I was always like thi...
by allesandro
Mon May 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Memorial Day and Dyspraxia in the US
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Memorial Day and Dyspraxia in the US

There was very much a 'try harder' view on everything. I guess it's the attitude they felt helped them win the war, LOL. I think a better perspective might have been and should always be, ' what price dignity?' i.e. is it really worth it to lose all sense of dignity to learn geometry instead of focu...
by allesandro
Mon May 28, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Are There Any Other Americans On this Site?
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Are There Any Other Americans On this Site?

I'm not aware of any support with the exception of dyspraxia USA which is Chicago based. Alas, the US is not very advanced in this area. let's hope this changes

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