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by Tom fod
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Aid to anxiety
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Aid to anxiety

Tom I'm glad you've found something to help with the often crushing fear and anxiety that so often seems to go hand in hand with dyspraxia. Have you had any counselling alongside your medication? Definitely had that fear of messing up but as Bismarck said learn by the mistakes of others. I will cave...
by Tom fod
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Bipolar
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Bipolar

Hi again Unfortunately the unprecedented times and uncertainty we're living through have made our daily existence even more of a pressure cooker. You have to be able to look after yourself first, to be able to function and/or be a good partner. The same is true for your partner too. I find Dyspraxia...
by Tom fod
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: So nice to be here!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: So nice to be here!!!

Hi Rebecca

Welcome and glad you've found us.

Agree we are often pretty intelligent. That tends to really confuse the average fools who seem to believe we cannot be dyspraxic and intelligent.
by Tom fod
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Co-exising conditions i.e crohns etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Co-exising conditions i.e crohns etc.

Hi and welcome A lot of folk with Dyspraxia do often seem to have additional co-occurring conditions but there isn't a great deal of research as to whether they are directly or indirectly linked. It can be a bit of a polarising and hotly debated topic on Dyspraxia Forums on Social Media. There's a g...
by Tom fod
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Introduction

Hi Kwenda Welcome glad you've found us. A lot of folk find themselves resorting to self declaration as obtaining confirmation/diagnosis as an adult is something of a lottery. The other thing to be aware of is that many traits associated with Dyspraxia can also be attributed to/present with other Neu...
by Tom fod
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Help me out!
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Help me out!

Hi Aly and welcome It is known in the US but awareness is sketchy compared to UK (It is better here but far from perfect or even adequate in some quarters). We have some members from the USA on here. It's considered a hidden disability here too. As far as scholarly articles search for Professor Aman...
by Tom fod
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: processing speed out if sync with a high IQ
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: processing speed out if sync with a high IQ

There seems to be a myriad amount of variance and myriad other factors at play with dyspraxic / neurodiverse (or divergent) individuals. ADHD for example, might could mean you're more impulsive (or perceived that way). It probably has just as much to do with nurture as it does nature and I know plen...
by Tom fod
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Is it possible to be Dyspraxic, yet have good spacial awareness?
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Is it possible to be Dyspraxic, yet have good spatial awareness?

I'm wondering if someone could help me understanding something. Is it possible to have Dyspraxia, yet have no problems or issues with spacial awareness and co-ordination when it comes to driving a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle? I'm new to this forum and trying to learn as it does seem like I ma...
by Tom fod
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I guess......
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Hi I guess......

Hi Waspy and welcome Not sure why the site is set up to asterisk certain words and not others. I'm sure it's accepted F*^K and shown it in full. (I'm self censoring here, though I know and use words that would leave Gordon Ramsay and/or Chubby Brown aghast! I feel no embarrassment in stating that I'...
by Tom fod
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Support for people who were diagnosed with dyspraxia as a child
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Support for people who were diagnosed with dyspraxia as a child

So do you think that not knowing at school and university helped? I do sometimes wonder whether my learning earlier might have helped, (or not?) The special treatment at school/college - for what I assumed was all aimed at compensating for my visual impairment - did not sit that well with me, even t...
by Tom fod
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Support for people who were diagnosed with dyspraxia as a child
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Support for people who were diagnosed with dyspraxia as a child

It depends on a variety of factors including when and where you were educated. What awareness and interest the school/your teachers had and to a degree how involved your parents were in working with your teachers. Once you leave full time education the support /regimen is no longer there. I'm presum...
by Tom fod
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Empathy & Reading Faces
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Empathy & Reading Faces

As Dyspraxics we often seem to have an extra dollop of empathy but sometimes getting the appropriate response out is noot so blooming easy. Communication with Neurotypical and even other Neurodivergent folk can be one of those areas where our words fail us especially where situations are more emotio...
by Tom fod
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: New here

Hello Dave Glad you've found us. We can't and don't insist on anyone having a formal confirmation of Dyspraxia when joining the Forum. Getting a formal diagnosis, especially as an adult, is all too often difficult and something of a lottery. I had to look up KS (NHS Website) I suspect that, like Dys...
by Tom fod
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: I feel like I can't do my job
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: I feel like I can't do my job

You've very welcome. GW are listed on the Help Resources Post in the Getting Help & Assessment Section of this forum. See: https://www.dyspraxicadults.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7385 It very much depends on the reader, their interest in and prior knowledge of the subject as well as t...
by Tom fod
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: But im good at sports
Replies: 9
Views: 5488

Re: But im good at sports

This topic is very close to my heart, I got diagnosed with dyspraxia when I was around 12. I really struggle writing and doing my show laces etc all small motor skills, but when it comes to sport I have always excelled I have competed for team uk been world championships been ranked 8th in the worl...