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Re: Welcome!

Post by Tom fod » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:43 pm

Helen

Worth asking who Dyslexia Assessing Org is as most should be able to say well you have very few indicators for Dyslexia but we think you have Dyspraxia. Ask who they will use and whether they can assess give help/advice and assess for other Neurodivergent conditions.
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Re: Welcome!

Post by Helenjohanna » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:36 pm

I spoke to an occupational health lady this morning and she said it's the first time someone has approached her about dyspraxia and, since it is legally a disability, she feels that they ought to be able to help with an assessment. She is going to find out where they stand with it and see what she can do. I expect the policy is a little outdated.

I feel positive again and I will let you know.

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Re: Welcome!

Post by summeryrosie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:12 am

Andrew_S_Hatton wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Welcome Helenjohanna - I guess you are pretty comptetent to get a training course like that - possibly the college will have student support service - many do to help sort out how best to manage the course for folks with disabilities.

Now we have equal Opportunities/Rights legislation Service Providers have an absolute duty to pay special attention to the needs of folk with disabilities.

If you will be an employee whilst training - maybe the umion can support - even if you are a prospective employee = many unions allow traing memebers.

You might find information on the Dyspraxia Foundation website that helps - being it is dyspraxia Awareness week they have a website event tonight that may be of interest - I have posted about it elsewhere

Hopefully this link will help you find it if you are interested

http://www.dyspraxicadults.org.uk/forum ... f=6&t=6359

Thanks for the link.

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Re: Welcome!

Post by Andrew_S_Hatton » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:19 am

Helenjohanna wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:36 pm
I spoke to an occupational health lady this morning and she said it's the first time someone has approached her about dyspraxia and, since it is legally a disability, she feels that they ought to be able to help with an assessment. She is going to find out where they stand with it and see what she can do. I expect the policy is a little outdated.

I feel positive again and I will let you know.

Did you find out anymore - what organisation was that Occuaptional Therapist working for or with etc.?

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Re: Welcome!

Post by Helenjohanna » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:38 pm

She's at my workplace, the LAS. She got back to me and said the service won't pay.

I've booked a GP appointment for the 12th of this month and I will ask for a referral. If I'm unsuccessful, I have earmarked a lady to assess me. It will cost me £800.

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Re: Welcome!

Post by Andrew_S_Hatton » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:01 pm

I hope the GP can help, I was diagnosed by an NHS consultant psychiatrist in Colchester, Essex when I was 64 in 2014.


LAS??

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