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by firemonkey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Can openers!
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Can openers!

I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now. Had that quite a few times. Then there's the fact it can be hard to pull the tab! I hate the ones with the ring pull thing. It wrecks my fingers trying to lift it even a tiny bit, and then trying to get ...
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Hello

Welcome bookworm under your new name.
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..
Replies: 23
Views: 3834

Re: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..

I like my coffee and tea filled nearly to the top. Sometimes I overdo it though and end up spilling some of the coffee/tea as I carry it .
by firemonkey
Sun May 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Pedometer watch

It allows for low,medium and high sensitivity.
by firemonkey
Sun May 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Pedometer watch

Tom fod wrote:Is it a popular or well known brand? I always thought pedometers were attached to a belt and 'rode' on the hip. Can you calibrate it?

Part of me is curious about how many steps I do and part of me is so what.
You can adjust for height, weight and step distance .
by firemonkey
Sat May 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Pedometer watch

This demonstrates importance of research //reading reviews before committing to expenditure. The Amazon reviews were all exemplary. Got it to work a bit better but you have to have your arms positioned just right. Get it even slightly wrong and nothing gets recorded. I would think you have to add 5...
by firemonkey
Fri May 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Pedometer watch

I tried attaching it to my trousers and also putting it in my pocket as some have suggested. It was still off and on in counting steps. As for sending it back- too difficult for me to do.
by firemonkey
Fri May 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Pedometer watch
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Pedometer watch

Well that was a ******* waste of £11. Just got a pedometer watch from Amazon and tried it out by walking up and down the kitchen and hallway . Half the time or more it doesn't record any steps. I thought it might be due to arm movement but that makes no difference. It's ******* pointless if it won't...
by firemonkey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Putting clothes on a clothes horse
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Putting clothes on a clothes horse

Doe anyone else have difficulty with that ?
by firemonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Article about inclusivity in Physical Education
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Article about inclusivity in Physical Education

PE in the 60s and 70s was a nightmare for those of us who were likely dyspraxic .
by firemonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Hand eye coordination difficulties
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Hand eye coordination difficulties

Using cognifit brain training. Out of 800.


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by firemonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Touch screen phones
Replies: 19
Views: 1548

Keyboard on smartphone

Anyone else have problems using a keyboard on a smartphone? I don't know whether it's the fact my fingers are fat and the keyboard so small/lack of manual dexterity but I keep pressing wrong keys. Then there is the whole issue of swiping to use the delete button or anything else on the smartphone wh...
by firemonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: General cogitive assessment -Cognifit
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: General cogitive assessment -Cognifit

I think you have to be careful here as we rarely if ever fit a stereotypical model of what someone with dyspraxia (and /or X other near diverse condition) should be like, can/can't do etc. Maybe your spatial perception is one of the (possibly many) exceptions to the rule, or you have managed to dev...
by firemonkey
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: General cogitive assessment -Cognifit
Replies: 2
Views: 551

General cogitive assessment -Cognifit

https://www.cognifit.com/cognitive-assessment/cognitive-test https://www.cognifit.com/science/cognitive-skills/spatial-perception I was surprised at my spatial perception score of 608/800 which is a high score. In reality I have a poor sense of direction. Also I have always been poorly coordinated. ...
by firemonkey
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Efficacy of Modafinil
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Efficacy of Modafinil

From my promethease report rs4680(A;A) Magnitude: 2.5 Frequency: 24.8% Repute:Good References:272 (worrier) advantage in memory and attention tasks Little or no response to modafinil. You are more difficult to hypnotise. Placebo is more effective http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/magazine/why-can-so...