organisational skills and dyspraxia

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elenaki37
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organisational skills and dyspraxia

Post by elenaki37 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:25 pm

Hi guys,

This is my first time on the forum.
I have been diagnosed with dyspraxia but I opened up to my boss three months ago. I am waiting to have an assessment.
My job asked me for a one to one meeting on Monday due to the fact that I some paperwork was missing. I am confident that I did the paperwork but I think that I did not have a good filing system. I have always struggled with organisational skills.

My question is how do I explain this to my boss without sounding that dyspraxia is an excuse?


Thank you
Helen

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Re: organisational skills and dyspraxia

Post by Tom fod » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi and welcome

'Id probably take the line that you sincerely believe you did the paperwork but it is likely you regrettably misfiled it elsewhere.

Is there any way to narrow down what other files you worked on that day?

Hoping this is just one blip or are you being seen as source of a lot of things being mis-filed or missed?

We can all make errors and since we have to think much harder it hurts a lot more being picked up on things like this as we tend to just doubt ourselves even more which is often paralysing!
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Re: organisational skills and dyspraxia

Post by michael » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:59 pm

This is just a question, but are there any accommodations that you are entitled to? I don't think there's much you can do but be honest with them, remembering that one of there main concerns will be how they can insure that this never happens again.

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Re: organisational skills and dyspraxia

Post by elenaki37 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:58 am

Hi everyone

Thank you for your answers.
I have asked for reasonable adjustments so I am waiting for a telephone call from the Occupational Therapist.
I believe this is one time off- as I have never mislaid papers anywhere.
I think that I will go to the meeting tomorrow and I will owe to my mistake and provide a solution.

Thank you
Helen

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Re: organisational skills and dyspraxia

Post by Tom fod » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:53 pm

Helen

Hope your meeting goes well. Everyone makes occasional mistakes (non Dyspraxic people included) so please don't be too hard on yourself for this lapse.

I find I have to be careful as I will too often try to do too many things at once. Take care and please let us know how it goes.
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