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by firemonkey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Ring pulls

Thanks for the explanation. Sounds too difficult for me.
by firemonkey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Ring pulls

I looked at that Tom . I can't see how you'd open pull tabs with it.
by firemonkey
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Ring pulls

Last week I threw away a ring pull tin of scallops because after being unable to pull the ring pull back I resorted in vain to trying to open it with a kitchen knife. That lead me to looking for a gadget to help. https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/kitchen-aids/bottle-and-jar-openers/bottle-multi-ope...
by firemonkey
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Annoying Things!
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Annoying Things!

Welcome Philip. My mother always thought me 'awkward' and not necessarily in a physical sense.
by firemonkey
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I'd like a t shirt that says
Replies: 0
Views: 648

I'd like a t shirt that says

I'm an older generation. undiagnosed dyspraxic.
by firemonkey
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

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

It's not perfect for the younger generation re diagnosis but it's certainly better than when I was a child/teenager over 43 years ago. I have letters from my prep school headmaster to my public school headmaster mentioning poor coordination , also poor at drawing and writing, and public school repor...
by firemonkey
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Average IQ of Dyspraxics
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Average IQ of Dyspraxics

There's nothing that gives anything precise like 100-110. What is said is that dyspraxics tend to have average to above average intelligence. What is said is that verbal IQ tends to be markedly higher than performance IQ. http://sci-hub.tw/10.1016/j.acn.2003.12.007 See 2 .2.1 re performance IQ and p...
by firemonkey
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

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

At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim? Although described as poorly coordinated I first learnt to swim at the beach at Pataya when I was 6. I mainly swim slow breaststroke only, very occasionally doing front crawl. I swim with my head above water. I don't like swimming underwater.
by firemonkey
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey there
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Hey there

Welcome to the forums. :)
by firemonkey
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Changing light bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Changing light bulbs

Does anyone else struggle to change light bulbs,especially if you have to get on a chair to do it ? I always feel unsteady when I get on a chair.
by firemonkey
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome Sophi.
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Living on Own
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Living on Own

I live on my own. I get support with cleaning and shopping. Just had my care plan done. It says I have some difficulty with ADLs and the support is to allow me to continue living independently.
by firemonkey
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Do you become less dyspraxic the older you get?
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Do you become less dyspraxic the older you get?

As you grow older do you actually become less dyspraxic or is it merely a case that you avoid the things that accentuate your dyspraxia ?
by firemonkey
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Non-verbal intelligence
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Non-verbal intelligence

A significant VIQ-PIQ or PIQ-VIQ gap is a red flag for what Americans call a learning disability(UK learning difficulty) . Most such people are of average or above intelligence so it does not imply that such people are stupid. Indeed it is possible to be gifted and have a learning difficulty/disabil...
by firemonkey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Early infant school memories
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Early infant school memories

I don't have many memories. What I do know is my first school in Thailand were so concerned they suggested my parents get me tested for what is now called cerebral palsy. The test was negative and unfortunately no other possibilities were explored. We are talking about the early 60s when knowledge o...