Career choice for dyspraxics

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Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby MN95 » Thu May 21, 2015 7:44 pm

Hi!

Does anyone know of a career choice that would particularly suit dyspraxics. I am
currently studying Law but I suffer from dyscalculia so I am horrendous at maths.
Have any of you found a job that you find suits you despite being dyspraxic? How do you
deal with finding it difficult to use some computer programmes/tills? It is so embarrassing
when people can't understand why you can't seem to carry out supposedly simple tasks.

Thanks.

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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby Tom fod » Fri May 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Are you looking to use your legal qualification and do you hope/plan to specialise in a specific area.?

Disclosure is a thorny subject but employers shd be willing to make some adjustnent if you can demonstrate you'll make an effort for them.

What aspects of / computer programmes cause you most difficulty and cd you create a personal cheat sheet to help prompt you.
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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby MN95 » Sat May 23, 2015 12:29 pm

I don't think I will go into Law as I am finding working to time in exam situations very difficult.
I was thinking teaching could be good even if you are dyspraxic. I think that people with dyspraxia
might be less judgmental than a lot of teachers at school.
I suppose with a lot of tasks practice is the only way of overcoming difficulty. When I was doing work experience
I found it incredibly difficult to manage the photocopier.
Has anybody found dragon useful I have never tried it but it might be useful for certain tasks?

Thanks for replying I really appreciate it.

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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby Tom fod » Sun May 24, 2015 7:08 pm

No doubt teaching has its own areas of difficulty too, not least including having to do battle with photocopiers. Remember you are its master not the other way about. I find the problem comes when they throw a fit half way through a big job and you're reduced to making piles of paper to sort out where you're missing pages.

In respect your other post, It may be worth raising your concerns with your tutors that despite your extra time you are still worried. Do your answers necessarily have to be written up as narrative or could you demonstrate knowledge and understanding by laying out your answer as bullet points?

You sound like an intelligent person and if you're anything like me you need something that stimulates you intellectually and allows you to feel you are making a worthwhile contribution. Try to think more about potential coping strategies to help you overcome your fears and push the boundaries of what you believe you can do. Also collect as much info about sectors/roles you might seek to work in.

I assume by your mention of Dragon, you're referring to speech to text programmes. They're not something I'm really familiar with personally, but hopefully someone else here can comment.
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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby Nyx » Tue May 26, 2015 9:06 pm

I'm a creative, so I have the option to work freelance, be your own boss and work at my own pace. This helps with my dyspraxia because with creativity there isn't really and wrong or right way of doing things.

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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby MN95 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:42 pm

You are so lucky to be creative! I wish I was. I think that being able to work at home sounds wonderful. I would love to do that seeing as you probably have less time pressures which works best for dyspraxics.

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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby Begather » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:13 am

Yeah you are right that being a creative person you can do lots of thing which is never been easy for the normal person who are not creative at all.
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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby aurum » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:04 pm

I believe most of dyspraxic are creative, out of box thinkers, great problem solvers. Maybe advisor role in non busy enviroment?
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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby Ditsy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:06 am

Just wanted to share some feedback about dragon voice to text software. I have found it brilliant . I started using it in Feb this year when I started studying again hoping for a better outcome. I also have a programme called read and write gold for windows that reads text because I also have dyslexia ,it has heaps of tools for students.
I have passed last semester but my paper this semester is a classics paper which wil be super tricky for me as a lot of reading can't imagine doing law would be way beyond me but I believe if you have the ability and the tools and support behind you why can't a person with dyspraxia succeed at law. :banana:

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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby MN95 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:56 pm

Thanks for replying to me about using dragon software. I have decided that I am getting different
software to help me to get through the reading. I think that dragon will be helpful as I will be able to save time
when writing notes. I really like the sound of being able to listen to text out loud as I love that way of learning.
I find it a much more effective way of learning when there is a lot of reading to complete. I will definitely be looking
into that. I just need to ensure that I can manage the time limit in the exams, something which I am finding really
difficult. I think I need to excessively practise exam papers! You would be well able to do Law if you can manage
a classics paper.

Thanks for all of your replies and suggestions I really do appreciate them.

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Re: Career choice for dyspraxics

Postby Davidjohnson789 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:54 am

Dyspraxia is a Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) and a recognised Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD). The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland defines it as: “a difficulty with thinking out, planning and carrying out sensory/motor tasks".
In general, dyspraxia is described as a difficulty with motor co-ordination, but it can affect individuals differently. It is sometimes described as a traffic jam of messages to the brain. It affects about 10% of the population, with 2-4% seriously affected.


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