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by Lucy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Why am I so socially awkward
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Why am I so socially awkward

Hi Chris, I can relate to a lot of what you describe - especially thinking of things to say to people I've not met before (or even have met before!) and how to articulate a conversation. Often I'll realise later that I accidentally said something rude or shut the conversation down, or worry that I c...
by Lucy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: I never thought I'd 'get' it - but I just passed my test. Thoughts for other learners inside. [Automatic - UK]
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: I never thought I'd 'get' it - but I just passed my test. Thoughts for other learners inside. [Automatic - UK]

Thanks Lucy! Did you pass manual or automatic? I stuck it out with manual - the gear changes were ok for me (I think probably due to years of playing musical instruments with each hand doing different things), it was things like knowing how far I was from other objects and being able to judge the s...
by Lucy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: I never thought I'd 'get' it - but I just passed my test. Thoughts for other learners inside. [Automatic - UK]
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: I never thought I'd 'get' it - but I just passed my test. Thoughts for other learners inside. [Automatic - UK]

Congratulations! It is such a great feeling to pass your test. I don't know the exact number of hours it took me but it was over at least 2 years and definitely a lot more than 50 - probably nearer 200. I seem to remember reading that 47 is about average but I could have completely made that up to m...
by Lucy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and salutations
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Greetings and salutations

Hi Babis! Welcome to the forum. I remember being so happy when I was diagnosed and could say 'oh, that's why!" It really helped me make sense of a lot.

Hope to see you around the forums.
by Lucy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

Jess, I hear you. I'm conscious that I feel much more comfortable with your suggestion of a presentation instead of questions, and am thinking about adjustments like a work trial. I am still struggling with the idea of getting questions in advance because - even though I know how helpful I would fin...
by Lucy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

I've never asked for reasonable adjustments but always include a few things in my acceptance/confirmation of attendance: 1) Asking who will be on the panel - this means I can look them up online and see what their interests are (this may be a bit field specific, I'm not sure). 2) Asking if there is ...
by Lucy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Better writer than speaker
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Better writer than speaker

Oh yes!! Definitely. Like you, I think it's because I have more time to process when writing than speaking. I notice it's particularly bad when I'm anxious, so job interviews etc are not my forte!
by Lucy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: terrified please help
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: terrified please help

I wasn't sure whether to post here or in response to your thread asking if anyone has passed first aid, but I think it fits better here... I've had to do the brief 1-day first aid training a few times, and a couple of times I haven't needed to do the full day (because I was working with qualified nu...
by Lucy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Around age 9 or 10, I think. Possibly I could swim a little bit at a younger age, not sure. Definitely couldn't swim out past where my toes could touch the floor safely until age 10/11. Still a very slow swimmer!
by Lucy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Hello Everyone

Hi Sophi, welcome :)
by Lucy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Is it better to learn in manual car or automatic one
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Is it better to learn in manual car or automatic one

Hi Lau, In theory an automatic car is easier because of not having to change gears most of the time. Having said that, I learned in a manual car and am glad as it gives me the flexibility to buy a manual car if I want to. It did take me a long time to learn, and I didn't pass until my 3rd attempt (I...
by Lucy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Making notes in lectures.
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Re: Making notes in lectures.

I know this feeling all too well! Things that have helped me: -Swapping notes with a friend who understands my difficulties, or photocopying their notes so I at least have the information - Recording the lectures on a Dictaphone (with permission from the lecturers) so I can go and listen back to wha...
by Lucy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Trying to do too much
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Trying to do too much

Hi Tim, I totally relate to this. I think with the pace of life these days, it can feel for me like there's a pressure to do more, that you're failing if you don't, but I've really noticed how much better I feel all round when I can drop some of those plates! When I feel tempted to take on something...
by Lucy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Hello!

Thanks Tom. There is definitely some of that! And a lot of trying to figure out how much of what I do is a coping strategy, what works/doesn't and what areas some support might actually be helpful at work, how best to respond to other people's responses. But I'm getting there now which is good :)
by Lucy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Hello!

Hi all! I have just recently been diagnosed through my university but been looking into dyspraxia for a while and, let me just say, it is a bit eerie finding there is a word out there that sums up all the odd quirks and things I've spent my life trying to hide or minimise and feeling quietly ashamed...