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northolt999
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Hello

Post by northolt999 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:20 pm

Hello
My name is Tim,
I was officially diagnosed last year with Dyspraxia and Dyslexia after having an unofficial diagnose from a young age.
I am student nurse.
If you want to know more about me ask.

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Re: Hello

Post by Tom fod » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:41 pm

Hi Tim and welcome. I hope you find the site/community useful and a supportive/inspirational oasis of calm in a world of madness.

Are you with the NHS and If you feel comfortable answering, how would you rate them in their provision of support?
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northolt999
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Re: Hello

Post by northolt999 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 am

I am currently 50% in university and 50% in Hospital (NHS)
Some of the hospital seems quite supportive but others seem like they don't really care.
I am lucky as I am still at Uni that the uni provides support whilst at the hospital.

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Re: Hello

Post by Tom fod » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:18 pm

I know that a number of yrs ago now the RCN produced a booklet about supporting employees with Dyslexia Dyspraxia.
I think it also often comes down to how patient and supportive your manager and colleagues are.
Tom
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northolt999
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Re: Hello

Post by northolt999 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:07 pm

I never knew about that. After looking At RCN website I have found it pass review date but might be very very useful.

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Re: Hello

Post by northolt999 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:23 am

Tom fod wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:18 pm
I know that a number of yrs ago now the RCN produced a booklet about supporting employees with Dyslexia Dyspraxia.
I think it also often comes down to how patient and supportive your manager and colleagues are.
I actually have now read the booklet what is now classed as past review date. I have contacted the RCN about it and they said they are not going to update is unfounatlty as they don't see a need for the booklet as advice can be gain elsewhere what made me feel a bit annoyed as they are the union to support nurses,

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Post by Tom fod » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:43 pm

You could ask them where to access the new updated advice. I live close to an NHS trust in Gloucester and believe your Occ Health are called Working Well? May be worthwhile seeing what they might offer?
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Re: Hello

Post by TraceyB » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:19 pm

Hi, I’m Tracey. I have never had a formal diagnosis of Dyspraxia, but there is no doubt that I have it. I was a late entrant to the teaching profession in my late 30s, initially teaching History, then moving into Special Needs. It was here, as a qualified specialist teacher of dyslexic students, that I realised my difficulties had a name!

All those years of being last to get changed after P.E, dragging my socks up my wet legs after school swimming lessons, because I was last out, AGAIN! Playtimes at high school lost, as I never got finished in time during domestic science; being put in a low set for English, when I am in the top 1% of the population for various English skills, just because my writing was a mess. Left handed and dyspraxic... I quickly realised I needed to be a survivor, because life was unlikely to give me an easy ride, haha!

And then, to help me become a bit more ‘special’ I developed MS.

Would love to hear from some of you. Great to be here 😊 xx

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Re: Hello

Post by Tom fod » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:29 pm

Hi Tracey
Welcome to our online oasis.
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