Developmental Questionnaire.

Getting assessed for your dyspraxia, getting help, disability allowance etc.

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby Willr0490 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:49 pm

Development History:

As a baby / young child were you aware of any problem in the following areas:


Complications during Pregnancy:
Not that I'm aware of


Complications at or after birth:
I was born 2 months premature (I was due in June 1990 but was born in April)
Milestones: Crawling, Walking, Speaking.
I was very late in learning to walk, and I think I was a bit late in speaking.
Infections
Not that I'm aware of, but I did get pneumonia when I was 3.

Dressing for P.E, managing small buttons, fastening zips
Dressing for PE was one of the biggest problems I had in that unmitigatedly vile subject! I used to take ages. Happily though my regular PE teacher in secondary school used to let me leave 5 minutes early to get changed, which believe you me did help.
Tying shoe laces, ties
I couldn't tie a tie until I was 19 and even now it's still a bit irregular at times.

Cutting with scissors, drawing, tracing with precision and accuracy
I found it difficult to cut paper without tearing it and my drawing skills were (and to an extent still are) not very good.
Holding pencil with conventional grip
I couldn't achieve this until I was 8.
Learning to write letters and numbers
It took me three years to learn to write and even now my writing's still bizarre.
Differentiating left and right
This is something that I am still mastering, though its improved massively.
Colliding with people and objects
I still collide with objects frequently though not people as much.
Hopping, skipping, jumping
I can't hop very well or skip. Jumping isn't as much of a problem.
Using apparatus in P.E
When I was at school, I found gym ropes very difficult as I couldn't get my body off the ground. Later, in secondary school, doing things like jumping hurdles was near impossible, again because I couldn't get off the ground fast or high enough to clear them. And finally, I couldn't vault over those high boxes onto a foam mattress (so what I would tend to do was run up to it, climb on to the top and then force myself to fall off).
Playing throw / catch
It was only when I was 9 that I started being able to do this.
Keeping time to a musical beat
I didn't have too much of a problem with this.

Managing Stairs and escaltors
I still have a bit of a problem with escalators, I still have a tendency to not walk off until it's almost too late.

Overactive, unable to sit still, fiddled with objects
I used to fiddle with objects a lot - like spinning toy wheels, taking the battery cover off TV remotes etc.
Liked / disliked fast rides
I have ALWAYS hated fast fairground rides as the majority disorientate me (though strangely I don't mind fast theme park rides quite as much), for example things like waltzers make me feel sick.
Easily distracted by background noise, movement outside classroom
I used to be very distractable in school though it did get better as I got older.
Disliked waiting in line
I still find this difficult - even to this day I still start to get things like my legs moving about after a period of time.
Took longer to complete work
Because of my slow writing speed I had a tendency to take a long time to complete written work.
Upset by failure.
Very upset by failure as a child - in fact at home I have an old primary school photo where my eyes are all stained because I had been crying just a few minutes earlier because of this.


As an older child were there problems….

Learning to ride a bicycle
I learned to ride a bike pretty quickly and was a confident rider up until I fell off my bike (and broke my arm) at 11 and then I didn't ride as much afterwards.

Bumping into things, tripping, falling, more than fair share of bumps and bruises
I was constantly falling over during my childhood, especially tripping in the playground at primary school - and I also fell over in a shower once (brusing my back spectacularly).
Car sickness
No

Needing to consciously think about planning movement to learn new and unfamiliar tasks.
Mildly - still have do this to an extent in order to learn something new.
Organising approach to tasks
I had some difficulty with this
Adapting to new or unexpected situations
It was difficult for me to adapt or break with routine.
Remembering information
I had problems with this as well which meant that in primary school especially I used to have problems with completing work set.

Following instructions in the right order
Again - a problem that I used to suffer a lot from (and still do to a much milder extent)
Developing mature and efficient handwriting
I didn't learn to write until I was 8 years old, so when I was in the early years of Primary school, my writing was completely illegible.
Copying from blackboard
I have always had problems timing this activity.
Completing work on time
I used to struggle immensely with this (which is why I failed my Year 6 English SATS exam because I didn't finish it). Nowadays it's much milder.
Low self-esteem
My self-esteem plummeted massively in the final year of Infants in primary school, where my problems were severe and my class teacher didn't care at all about how much I was struggling.

Articulation deficits
Not really.
Did you ever have a psychological assessment
Yes - three, one when I started Juniors in primary school, one when I finished primary school and another this year.

Are there other members of your family with similar problems
My mum suspects she might be very mildly dyspraxic because she had the same problems in PE lessons at school as me, though it's never been proved.



As an Adult

Dod you find any of the above areas still difficult
Things such as copying messages down - like taking them down from a blackboard, plus I still am (to an extent) clumsy, and I still don't like big fairground rides (as mentioned earlier) because I feel disorientated.
Posture sitting/ standing
My standing posture still leaves a bit to be desired - if I'm waiting in a queue for something I still have tendency to slowly pitch about.

Reaction to fabrics / clothes labels
I don't like excessively rough fabrics - things like poloshirts especially. I used to dislike the feeling of clothes labels against my skin but this has kind of wore off now.

Time management or prioritising
I'm not too bad with this but I still struggle with prioritising tasks.

Cluttered work / study area
My coffee table at home is absolutely CLUTTERED with various unsorted books and papers.
Organising, notes, having the correct items to hand
I don't struggle quite as much as I used to with this.

Using a keyboard – speed and accuracy
I am VERY efficient when it comes to typing - possibly because of my illegible writing in childhood, as a child I typed a lot of stuff, so typing fast and accurately isn't a problem now.
Reading: headaches, eyestrain, blurring of print, print moving
Reading isn't really a problem for me.
Find fluorescent lighting irritatign and unpleasent
I am not keen on energy saving lightbulbs.
Computer monitors irritting and unpleasent
No

Any additional info:


Have you ever had any of the following?

A serious illness
I had pneumonia when I was three
A serious injury including head inuries
No
Surgery
No
Convulsions / fits / epilepsy
I had occasional fits when I was 3 and was put onto epilepsy medication for a few years but came off it in 1997.
Cerebral Palsy
No

Muscular dystrophy
No

Polio
No

Stroke
No
Mental Illness including anxiety / and or depression
No
Any other conditons / diagnosis
I was diagnosed with mild asthma when I was 9 but I have not had an attack (touch wood) for nearly 10 years and me and my mum both suspect I might have grown out of it - to the extent that I don't carry an inhaler now.
Have you ever been diagnosis with any of the following?

Dyspraxia?
Yes when I was eight.
Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Clumsy child syndrome
No
Dyslexia
No

ADHD
No
ADD
No
Asperger’s syndrome
Yes when I was 10
Autism (or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
No

Learning Difficulties / Disabilities
Moderate Dyspraxia and mild Asperger Syndrome.

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby nickye » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi Emily
Good to hear from you. I hope your niece is doing OK. I personally would recommend having her tested. I'm 44 now and I think if I'd had a diagnosis and some help as a child, my life would have been a lot easier. Not that it's been terrible, but I think at least I would have understood why I struggled with certain things (instead of being told I just needed to try harder).
I'd recommend speaking to the Dyspraxic Foundation as well, they're really good. But I think the NHS/school are likely to help with children more than with adults, although I've been lucky and had an appointment with a neurologist last week.
In fact the reason I started to think I may well have dyspraxia was when I worked with children in a pre-school, and I used to wonder why certain children were being assessed - I'd think, well I do those things, there's nothing unusual about that. Then I suddenly realised perhaps it applied to me!
I think there's a lot more help now, and friends of mine with children with dyspraxia seem to have certainly had quite a bit of help. One of my friends whose son is dyspraxic had help at primary school but is now at secondary and is managing well without extra help, so I think intervening is early is really good.
Good luck.
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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby Peculiar » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:42 am

Development History:

As a baby / young child were you aware of any problem in the following areas:


Complications during Pregnancy:
Not sure


Complications at or after birth:
My right hand came out first.

Milestones: Crawling, Walking, Speaking.
I didn't speak until I was 4 years old.

Infections
I had frequent ear infections

Dressing for P.E, managing small buttons, fastening zips
No

Tying shoe laces, ties
No

Cutting with scissors, drawing, tracing with precision and accuracy
No

Holding pencil with conventional grip
No

Learning to write letters and numbers
No

Differentiating left and right
Yes

Colliding with people and objects
Yes

Hopping, skipping, jumping
Yes

Using apparatus in P.E
I don't know what "apparatus" means, but probably not.

Playing throw / catch
Yes

Keeping time to a musical beat
Yes

Managing Stairs and escaltors
Yes

Overactive, unable to sit still, fiddled with objects
Yes

Liked / disliked fast rides
At first I disliked them, but then I liked them

Easily distracted by background noise, movement outside classroom
Yes

Disliked waiting in line
Yes

Took longer to complete work
Yes

Upset by failure.
Yes



As an older child were there problems:

Learning to ride a bicycle
Yes

Bumping into things, tripping, falling, more than fair share of bumps and bruises
Yes

Car sickness
Yes, I had to constantly look out the window ahead of me.

Needing to consciously think about planning movement to learn new and unfamiliar tasks.
Yes

Organising approach to tasks
Yes

Adapting to new or unexpected situations
Yes

Remembering information
Yes

Following instructions in the right order
Yes

Developing mature and efficient handwriting
No

Copying from blackboard
No

Completing work on time
Yes

Low self-esteem
Yes

Articulation deficits
Yes

Did you ever have a psychological assessment
Yes

Are there other members of your family with similar problems
No




As an Adult

Dod you find any of the above areas still difficult
Yes

Posture sitting/ standing
Yes

Reaction to fabrics / clothes labels
Yes

Time management or prioritising
Yes

Cluttered work / study area
Yes

Organising, notes, having the correct items to hand
Yes

Using a keyboard: speed and accuracy
No

Reading: headaches, eyestrain, blurring of print, print moving
Yes

Find fluorescent lighting irritatign and unpleasent
Yes

Computer monitors irritting and unpleasent
Yes


Any additional info:


Have you ever had any of the following?

A serious illness
Yes... several

A serious injury including head inuries
Yes... several

Surgery
Yes

Convulsions / fits / epilepsy
No

Cerebral Palsy
No

Muscular dystrophy
No

Polio
No

Stroke
No

Mental Illness including anxiety / and or depression
Yes (both)

Any other conditons / diagnosis
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dysthymia, ADD

Have you ever been diagnosis with any of the following?

Dyspraxia?
No

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Clumsy child syndrome
Yes

Dyslexia
Yes

ADHD
No

ADD
Yes

Asperger's syndrome
No

Autism (or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
No

Learning Difficulties / Disabilities
Yes (both)

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby zoeandscoobie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:17 pm

Development History:

As a baby / young child were you aware of any problem in the following areas:
no problems as far as i am aware

Complications during Pregnancy:
May have had a mother who liked todrink during pregnancy but not sure of this just yet

Complications at or after birth:
none as far as i am aware
Milestones: Crawling, Walking, Speaking.
no problems
Infections
none
Dressing for P.E, managing small buttons, fastening zips
does not havetrouble with buttons but sometimes doesnt realise that he has put a shirt orjumper on inside out
Tying shoe laces, ties
will leave laces done up when he takes shoes off
Cutting with scissors, drawing, tracing with precision and accuracy
no problems with scissors or detailed activities
Holding pencil with conventional grip
has trouble holding a pen
Learning to write letters and numbers
no problem
Differentiating left and right
no problem
Colliding with people and objects
collides with people
Hopping, skipping, jumping
have not done this for anyone to notice
Using apparatus in P.E
no problem as far as i know
Playing throw / catch
no problem as far as i know
Keeping time to a musical beat
no problem as far as i know
Managing Stairs and escaltors
no problem as far as i know
Overactive, unable to sit still, fiddled with objects
shakes his leg alot
Liked / disliked fast rides
no problem as far as i know
Easily distracted by background noise, movement outside classroom
no problem as far as i know
Disliked waiting in line
he wont wait in a line if it is too long
Took longer to complete work
yes he does this
Upset by failure.
yes


As an older child were there problems….

Learning to ride a bicycle
none as far as im aware
Bumping into things, tripping, falling, more than fair share of bumps and bruises
no as far as im aware
Car sickness
not as far as im aware
Needing to consciously think about planning movement to learn new and unfamiliar tasks.
yes
Organising approach to tasks
cannot think of new ways to do things
Adapting to new or unexpected situations
unable to do this
Remembering information
unable to do this unless it is written down
Following instructions in the right order
unable to do this. Can only do 1 thing at a time
Developing mature and efficient handwriting
handwriting is very messy and very small
Copying from blackboard
unable to do this
Completing work on time
cannot complete work on time as far as i know
Low self-esteem
very low esteem. willtell me quite often that he is stupid or that he has no brain
Articulation deficits
N/A
Did you ever have a psychological assessment
not yet
Are there other members of your family with similar problems
not as far as i know



As an Adult

Dod you find any of the above areas still difficult
yes
Posture sitting/ standing
slouches when sitting
Reaction to fabrics / clothes labels
does not like to wear fashionable clothes
Time management or prioritising
cannot priorities
Cluttered work / study area
no
Organising, notes, having the correct items to hand
no
Using a keyboard – speed and accuracy
is very slow when he uses a keyboard
Reading: headaches, eyestrain, blurring of print, print moving
has to use glasses
Find fluorescent lighting irritatign and unpleasent
no
Computer monitors irritting and unpleasent
no

Any additional info:


Have you ever had any of the following?

A serious illness
was born premature
A serious injury including head inuries
no
Surgery
no
Convulsions / fits / epilepsy
no
Cerebral Palsy
no
Muscular dystrophy
no
Polio
no
Stroke
no
Mental Illness including anxiety / and or depression
will contact me non stop when i am not with him.
Any other conditons / diagnosis
was also told he had dyslexia
Have you ever been diagnosis with any of the following?

Dyspraxia?
yes as far as i know
Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Clumsy child syndrome
no
Dyslexia
yes
ADHD
no
ADD
no
Asperger’s syndrome
no
Autism (or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
no
Learning Difficulties / Disabilities
no

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby john » Tue May 14, 2013 1:00 pm

I am new to this forum as I hav ejust been diagnosed as dyspraxic as an adult in my 30s.
The questionnaire is similar to the one annette dickens sent to me - she was recommended on the forum - in fact she sent me two with lots of questions but I think they are needed to put together all your profile of strengths and weaknesses.
It was all worth while and I hope to improve some of my annoying habits. I can never get ride of it but these can be managed.
Let us know how you got on with your assessment.
All the best, John

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby paulmerton4pope » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:26 am

Is it bad that some of the answers that I've read on here actually made me cry?

Louisa.

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby Tom fod » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:53 am

Hi Louisa

It's perfectly understandable. I can feel a sense of misery in some peoples answers. Being highly empathetic is a trait some have. It's in equal measure a blessing and a curse at different times.
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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby gothicsmurf » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:18 pm

Development History:

As a baby / young child were you aware of any problem in the following areas:


Complications during Pregnancy:
None

Complications at or after birth:
Born 1 week premature, weighing 4lb 8oz. Doctors said they thought I had a build-up of fluid around my brain, although this was never confirmed. Doctors noticed head was growing faster than body. Had brain scan, nothing untoward found. Difficulties with feeding - slow at breastfeeding and kept falling asleep. Unable to (or refused to) finish off bottle - would only drink half, and would vomit shortly after being fed. Had a bulging soft spot at 7 weeks. Brain scan at Childrens Hospital - found to be missing part of my brain called Septum Pellucidum. Hernia operation at 2 months old. Hernia brought on due to excessive crying, possibly due to bulging soft spot.

Milestones - Crawling, Walking, Speaking:
Crawling: 9 Months Old
Walking: 18 Months Old (Toe-walked for about 3 or 4 months)
Speaking: Said first word at 18 Months Old. Started putting sentences together around 2 Years Old

Infections:
None that I know of

Dressing for P.E, managing small buttons, fastening zips:
Had difficulty dressing myself and fastening buttons and zips. Was about 8 or 9 Years Old before I could do this on my own.

Tying shoe laces, ties:
I did have problems with ties. Our school had 2 choices for uniform - shirt and tie, or polo shirt. I mainly wore a polo shirt, but my mum had to do my tie for me. I didn't learn to tie my shoe laces untill I was 11 Years Old

Cutting with scissors, drawing, tracing with precision and accuracy:
Took a while to get the hang of using scissors. Drawing and tracing was slow and messy.

Holding pencil with conventional grip:
As an infant I tended to hold the pencil too far up. Preferred to use chubby crayons. Used pencil grips in primary school.

Learning to write letters and numbers:
Writing was slow and messy. Took several attempts to form letters properly.

Differentiating left and right:
Yes. I was always getting them mixed up. I had to really think hard about it. I knew I was left handed, so I had to imagine holding a pencil in my hand and writing in thin air to understand which side was left.

Colliding with people and objects:
Not sure

Hopping, skipping, jumping:
Was later in learning to do these, and tended to lose balance easily

Using apparatus in P.E:
Found some things quite hard to do

Playing throw / catch:
My throw went astray quite a lot. Timing issues with closing my hands in time to catch the ball

Keeping time to a musical beat:
Not sure

Managing Stairs and escaltors:
Think I coped ok with these, although I did tend to use my hands and walk up the stairs like a dog

Overactive, unable to sit still, fiddled with objects:
I did fidget and wriggle quite a lot.

Liked / disliked fast rides:
Didn't seem to mind fast rides.

Easily distracted by background noise, movement outside classroom:
Very easily distracted. One of the most common complaints from school teachers

Disliked waiting in line:
I was a constant flight risk when I was younger. I used to run away in shops and run up and down the aisles, or, if I was in a clothes shop, I would hide in amongst the clothes that were hanging up on rails. Not sure if this was because of hyperactivity, or sensory issues, or something else.

Took longer to complete work:
Yes. 2nd most common complaint in school. I regularly had to finish school work at home, on top of any homework given.

Upset by failure:
Yes. Upset/frustrated when trying to do certain tasks - such as tying laces and playing with small toys. I knew what I wanted to do, but I couldn't physically do it.


As an older child were there problems….

Learning to ride a bicycle:
Had to have pedals taken off as I preferred to push myself along with my feet. Was about 7 years old before I learned to pedal a bicycle properly (with stablisers).

Bumping into things, tripping, falling, more than fair share of bumps and bruises:
Used to trip over my own feet a lot.

Car sickness:
Sometimes felt nausiated/sore tummy/sore head. Especially with long journeys. (my grandparents used to take me on 45 minute car journeys to the coast regularly)

Needing to consciously think about planning movement to learn new and unfamiliar tasks:
Yes. I think because I found some tasks difficult, I generally needed a lot of encouragement to try new tasks and preferred to watch someone else do it first. I was slow at doing new tasks as I had to think hard about how to achieve each step.

Organising approach to tasks:
Needed tasks broken down into individual steps and preferred to have someone leading.

Adapting to new or unexpected situations:
Not sure. I did used to become really anxious if someone was supposed to come to my house at a certain time and they were running late. I would keep asking my mum where they were or if they were still coming (she didn't know either) and walking back and forth to the window to look for them coming.

Remembering information:
Forgot information quite easily, unless it was repeated to me multiple times.

Following instructions in the right order:
Would get the first and/or last part of an instruction and usually done it properly. Any other parts given at the same time wouldn't get done. I would either stand, looking lost and not knowing what to do next, or go off and do something else (like play with toys) thinking I had done what had been asked of me.

Developing mature and efficient handwriting:
My handwriting was slow and messy. My writing was extremely sloped on non-lined paper. I never got the hang of joined-up handwriting.

Copying from blackboard:
Some difficulty reading teachers handwriting. Mainly, my problem was being too slow at writing and not being able to memorise more than 1 or 2 words at a time for long enough to write it down.

Completing work on time:
Rarely completed work on time. Too easily distracted and writing to slow. I regularly had to finish school work at home, on top of any homework given.

Low self-esteem:
Not being able to do things other kids could do, being bullied because of my difficulties, being moaned at by teachers over things I had no control over (concentration, ilegible handwriting, anger managment issues). That would cause anyone to have low self-esteem!

Articulation deficits:
I was very quietly spoken when I was younger. Everyone had to keep asking me to repeat what I'd just said.

Did you ever have a psychological assessment:
When I was 10 the school doctor referred me to see a Child Psychologist due to difficulties with school work and behavioural problems. My mum also got a seperate referral to a different Psychologist through my GP for same problems. If I remember right, a third Psychologist (Educational Psychologist) whom I had seen regularly as an infant/pre-schooler came back and done some assesments. None of them seemed to know what was causing my difficulties and issues, so no diagnosis received.

Are there other members of your family with similar problems:
Not that I know of



As an Adult

Do you find any of the above areas still difficult:
Some problems. I tend to fidget a lot when sitting, whether it be playing with my bracelet, or bobbing my leg up and down. Can be distracted easily, although not as much as I used to be. Depends on how engrossed I am on an activity. Sometimes forget information and instructions, again, not as much as I used to.
Still have quite messy writing. Takes a bit of time, effort and concentration to make it neat enough for other people to read it easily. Have very low self-esteem. Still guilty of talking a little too quietly for other people to hear.

One other difficuly, which is not mentioned in this questionaire, but I believe is connected, is problems with sleeping. Ever since I was a child, I have found it difficult to fall asleep at night. I would still be awake 3 hours after being put to bed. I still have problems with this now. I generally can't fall asleep until around 3am every night.

Posture sitting/ standing:
I slouch a lot when sitting. I have hyperextension in my knees, so I don't like to stand for too long otherwise they lock up. I move a lot, or lean against something when standing.

Reaction to fabrics / clothes labels:
None that I can think of.

Time management or prioritising:
If I'm engrossed in something like a computer game, I can lose track of time and forget to make dinner, or stay up later than I intended to. I am generally pretty good at making sure I get to appointments on time. Not too sure about the prioritising part.

Cluttered work / study area:
I am quite a messy person. I think I lack motivation to tidy up

Organising, notes, having the correct items to hand:
I always try to take time to double check I have everything I need before I start something or go anywhere.

Using a keyboard – speed and accuracy:
I'm a one finger typer. I can use all my fingers to type, but only one at a time and whatever one is closest to the letter I want to type. I have attempted to learn touch typing using interactive software, but I found it too difficult to press fingers on keyboard in right order and gave up. I once failed a job interview for not
being anywhere near the required typing speed.

Reading: headaches, eyestrain, blurring of print, print moving:
I tend to skip around the page a lot when reading, especially with newspapers. I used to get sore eyes and/or headaches when trying to read books/magazines on the bus. Not attempted to read on the bus for years, to avoid the unpleasant feelings.

Find fluorescent lighting irritatign and unpleasent:
No

Computer monitors irritting and unpleasent:
No

Any additional info:


Have you ever had any of the following?

A serious illness:
No

A serious injury including head inuries:
Suspected Hydrocephalus. Never diagnosed

Surgery:
Ears, Nose, Abdominal Hernia, Knees

Convulsions / fits / epilepsy:
Febrile Convulsion at 3 Years Old

Cerebral Palsy:
No

Muscular dystrophy:
No

Polio:
No

Stroke:
No

Mental Illness including anxiety and/or depression:
Some issues linked to difficulties and/or bullying. Never seeked diagnosis.

Any other conditons / diagnosis:
Absent Septum Pellucidum. Schermann's Disease (Scoliosis of the Spine)

Have you ever been diagnosed with any of the following?

Dyspraxia?
No

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Clumsy child syndrome?
No

Dyslexia?
No

ADHD?
No

ADD?
No

Asperger’s syndrome?
Assessed, but came back negative

Autism (or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder)?
As Above

Learning Difficulties / Disabilities?
No

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby len » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:55 pm

where can I get a diagnosis for dyspraxia? cheers London area.

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby Tom fod » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:10 am

len wrote:where can I get a diagnosis for dyspraxia? cheers London area.



The answer to this question can vary dependent on your individual circumstances. Please can you describe how you have arrived here?
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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby lizzie1991 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 am

Hi would this be alright to print off and use as something to explain why I feel that I have dyspraxia to the gp if I can get an assessment?

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby lizzie1991 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:05 pm

Lithium_joe wrote:I was sent this questionnaire as preparation for the assessment for dyspraxia I have next week.

Since a fair amount of time is spent of these boards by new arrivals and old hands discussing that perennial question of 'Am I dyspraxic?' / What is dyspraxia? and oft followed by chants of 'I do that too' I thought I'd present this questionnaire here in it's blank form - so you can fill it in for yourselves.

I should probably add, this *is not* definitive, but it may be a good guide for reasonable indicators of dyspraxia.

Here it is:


Development History:

As a baby / young child were you aware of any problem in the following areas:


Complications during Pregnancy: I was born 6 weeks early.



Complications at or after birth:

Milestones: Crawling, Walking, Speaking.

Infections

Dressing for P.E, managing small buttons, fastening zips I am not good with buttons better with velcro.

Tying shoe laces, ties,I cannot tie a tie despite being shown what to do.

Cutting with scissors, drawing, tracing with precision and accuracy: I can't cut circles out with left handed scissors well dispite being left handed.

Holding pencil with conventional grip, I press down to hold while writing, I can only write neatly if I write slowly.

Learning to write letters and numbers, I find it easier to write a long digit in letters.

Differentiating left and right, no problems with this.

Colliding with people and objects, had happened a lot.

Hopping, skipping, jumping, no issues here maybe the odd fall now and then in pe lessons at school.

Using apparatus in P.E, could not climb a rope.

Playing throw / catch, sometimes I'm acurate other times I'm not.

Keeping time to a musical beat, I can't keep the timing right for every long.


Managing Stairs and escaltors, I put one foot forward going down stairs.

Overactive, unable to sit still, fiddled with objects, fiddled with pencil cases at school, I still fidget and can't keep still now.

Liked / disliked fast rides, fast rides make my stomach drop and I can't handle the vibrations and force and scream and grit my teeth.

Easily distracted by background noise, movement outside classroom, start thinking about what is happening in the background rather than what's in front of me.

Disliked waiting in line, fidgety waiting in lines pacing and feeling fed up.

Took longer to complete work, sometimes if I couldn't follow instructions.

Upset by failure., frequently, bursting into tears.



As an older child were there problems….

Learning to ride a bicycle, this wasn't a problem after I learnt to ride properly.

Bumping into things, tripping, falling, more than fair share of bumps and bruises, this happened frequently.

Car sickness, alot but the minute I got out of the car I stopped feeling hot and sick.

Needing to consciously think about planning movement to learn new and unfamiliar tasks.

Organising approach to tasks

Adapting to new or unexpected situations

Remembering information, I miss bits of information as it's going along and remember parts.

Following instructions in the right order

Developing mature and efficient handwriting, I had big hand writing until 8 years old.

Copying from blackboard

Completing work on time

Low self-esteem

Articulation deficits

Did you ever have a psychological assessment

Are there other members of your family with similar problems




As an Adult

Dod you find any of the above areas still difficult

Posture sitting/ standing

Reaction to fabrics / clothes labels

Time management or prioritising

Cluttered work / study area

Organising, notes, having the correct items to hand

Using a keyboard – speed and accuracy

Reading: headaches, eyestrain, blurring of print, print moving

Find fluorescent lighting irritatign and unpleasent

Computer monitors irritting and unpleasent


Any additional info:


Have you ever had any of the following?

A serious illness

A serious injury including head inuries

Surgery

Convulsions / fits / epilepsy

Cerebral Palsy

Muscular dystrophy

Polio

Stroke

Mental Illness including anxiety / and or depression

Any other conditons / diagnosis

Have you ever been diagnosis with any of the following?

Dyspraxia?

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Clumsy child syndrome

Dyslexia

ADHD

ADD

Asperger’s syndrome

Autism (or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

Learning Difficulties / Disabilities


I have filled some of this in.


LJ \:D/

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Re: Developmental Questionnaire.

Postby lizzie1991 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Development History:

As a baby / young child were you aware of any problem in the following areas:


Complications during Pregnancy: I had to be born early by cesarean due to high blood pressure.



Complications at or after birth: I was born six weeks early, later on in life brain lesions were discovered and one forearm has a congenital deformity.

Milestones: Crawling, Walking, Speaking. none

Infections: none

Dressing for P.E, managing small buttons, fastening zips:
I struggled with buttons and still do, I get zips caught up.
Tying shoe laces, ties: no problem with laces, I cannot follow instructions on how to tie a tie.

Cutting with scissors, drawing, tracing with precision and accuracy: I cannot cut neatly.

Holding pencil with conventional grip: I press quite hard on the paper with pens.

Learning to write letters and numbers: I find it hard to write long digits and remember them so I prefer to write long numbers in words.

Differentiating left and right: no problem.

Colliding with people and objects: quite often.

Hopping, skipping, jumping:not too bad.

Using apparatus in P.E: couldn't climb a rope or balance on equipment, resulted in getting frightened and falling.

Playing throw / catch: sometimes good sometimes bad.

Keeping time to a musical beat

Managing Stairs and escaltors

Overactive, unable to sit still, fiddled with objects

Liked / disliked fast rides

Easily distracted by background noise, movement outside classroom

Disliked waiting in line

Took longer to complete work

Upset by failure.



As an older child were there problems….

Learning to ride a bicycle

Bumping into things, tripping, falling, more than fair share of bumps and bruises

Car sickness

Needing to consciously think about planning movement to learn new and unfamiliar tasks.

Organising approach to tasks

Adapting to new or unexpected situations

Remembering information

Following instructions in the right order

Developing mature and efficient handwriting

Copying from blackboard

Completing work on time

Low self-esteem

Articulation deficits

Did you ever have a psychological assessment

Are there other members of your family with similar problems




As an Adult

Dod you find any of the above areas still difficult

Posture sitting/ standing

Reaction to fabrics / clothes labels

Time management or prioritising

Cluttered work / study area

Organising, notes, having the correct items to hand

Using a keyboard – speed and accuracy

Reading: headaches, eyestrain, blurring of print, print moving

Find fluorescent lighting irritatign and unpleasent

Computer monitors irritting and unpleasent


Any additional info:


Have you ever had any of the following?

A serious illness

A serious injury including head inuries

Surgery

Convulsions / fits / epilepsy

Cerebral Palsy

Muscular dystrophy

Polio

Stroke

Mental Illness including anxiety / and or depression

Any other conditons / diagnosis

Have you ever been diagnosis with any of the following?

Dyspraxia?

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Clumsy child syndrome

Dyslexia

ADHD

ADD

Asperger’s syndrome

Autism (or an Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

Learning Difficulties / Disabilities


I will continue to fill this in soon.


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