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by firemonkey
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD

I have never considered myself as having ADHD but mild ADD does seem to fit. To some extent all of ASD,dysgraphia,dyspraxia and NVLD fits.
by firemonkey
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia- a broader approach is needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Dyspraxia- a broader approach is needed?

#dyspraxia Dyspraxia -are we getting the full picture? I don't know about other countries but in the UK the emphasis seems to be strongly on problems with physical coordination to the relative neglect of other aspects. This seems to be especially relevant to adults with dyspraxia. Whereas things lik...
by firemonkey
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD

I agree the two conditions(Dyspraxia and ADD/ADHD) are not identical. However, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it's reckoned that c50%of people with dyspraxia also have some level of ADHD. https://www.apraxia-kids.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/richardson.pdf See ADHD. Apparently the inattent...
by firemonkey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD

It was just on the basis of what was said on an NLD and neurodivergence facebook group(inc dyspraxia) . That people had found what gets called dyspraxia in the UK often fits with people getting dxed as NLD in Canada/USA. It is possible that they are comorbid and there are different preferences as to...
by firemonkey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and N(V)LD
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Dyspraxia and N(V)LD

For same set of symptoms in UK likely dx= dyspraxia? In Canada/USA likely dx= n(v)ld?
by firemonkey
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Are you a messy eater?
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Are you a messy eater?

I am a messy eater. I don't know whether this relates to gross motor skills or not.
by firemonkey
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Flashback to the early 60s
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Flashback to the early 60s

Whilst accepting that times were less enlightened back in the early 60s in terms of knowledge and understanding about such things quite a lot of progress has been made in the following 50+ years. The trouble is the psychiatric profession makes judgements and then is incapable of stepping outside its...
by firemonkey
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Flashback to the early 60s
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Flashback to the early 60s

Flashback to the early 60s. My first school was observant enough to recommend I was taken to see someone albeit it was thought it might be what is now called cerebral palsy. Autism was a narrow diagnosis . NVLD unheard of. Dyspraxia ,or whatever it was called then , far less well known. With the ini...
by firemonkey
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Does anyone else break zips and tangle up earphones?

I've had trouble with coat zips before. Then a year or so ago I bought a couple of zip up cardigans with zips that stubbornly refused to budge no matter how hard I tried . I ended up dumping both of them.
by firemonkey
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Social services assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Social services assessment

Had social services assessment this morning. After discussion it was decided to down the direct payment route. That was because the social worker said it would take loner going down the social services route. She said a new system had been put in place that was having hiccups due to politicising bet...
by firemonkey
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Do any of you have weak ankles?
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Do any of you have weak ankles?

Do any of you have weak ankles? My ankle gave way twice when walking with my stepdaughter and granddaughters this afternoon. It's not the first time that has happened. I don't think my shoes helped. I have wide fitting shoes due to wide feet but think I bought them too wide. Also they are soft backe...
by firemonkey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: A reason to be sceptical of psychiatry and psychiatrists
Replies: 1
Views: 425

A reason to be sceptical of psychiatry and psychiatrists

Just been looking through my psych correspondence. There's a copy of a letter from my then care co coordinator to my pdoc where she mentions to him I've spoken several times about my balance and difficulty with practical tasks . She then goes on to say I know that dyspraxia is quite hard to diagnose...
by firemonkey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Touch screen phones
Replies: 19
Views: 933

Touch screen phones

Who else has difficulty swiping these? I tend to swipe too heavily and it takes several attempts for something to happen.
by firemonkey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Anyone else have problems with cutting their finger nails/toe nails?
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Anyone else have problems with cutting their finger nails/toe nails?

I can cut my finger nails ok, although doing the fingernails on my left hand is quite a bit more difficult. Doing my toenails is another matter entirely. I really struggle with that. I use nail clippers not scissors.
by firemonkey
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Tippy Toe Walking?
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Tippy Toe Walking?

What does tippy toe walking mean?

Edit: I've just had a look on youtube. I think I'd lose my balance doing that.

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