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by Tom fod
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Forum Zoom chat Mondays 8.30pm
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Forum Zoom chat Mondays 8.30pm

Forum Zoom chat Mondays 8.30pm (BST)

If anyone sees and would like to join the chat please send me a private message before 8pm on Monday and I'll send you joining details.
by Tom fod
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Assessment

My only tip would be look at what it says as a snapshot of where your difficulties lie, not an absolute. Assessment reports often make for depressing reading as they focus on difficulties rather than ability and potential. It should make some recommendations on what help and assistance may be approp...
by Tom fod
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Seeking advice
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Seeking advice

Hi and welcome This as good a section as any and if I have a fit of pique I can easily move your post and my response into Getting Help and assessment. I think you've expressed yourself perfectly adequately, From a dyspraxic pedant like myself, that is high praise! By cognitive motor neuron type ski...
by Tom fod
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Dysgraphia and hands-on work
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Dysgraphia and hands-on work

I'm afraid I have only a knowledge of dysgraphia (there is not much out there!), other than it's generally known to have a detrimental effect on handwriting, However, that is as much an over-simplification and disservice as saying "Dyspraxia is being clumsy and having coordination difficulties. You ...
by Tom fod
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Dysgraphia and hands-on work
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Dysgraphia and hands-on work

New here, hello! Just a quick rundown of my situation: as someone who was born prematurely and as a result, am on the autism spectrum as well as have dysgraphia, accomplishing tasks which require a high degree of fine motor skills has always been a challenge. I managed to make my way through school...
by Tom fod
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Forum Zoom chat Mon 14 Sep 8.30pm
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Forum Zoom chat Mon 14 Sep 8.30pm

If anyone sees and would like to join the chat please send me a private message and and I'll send you the details.
by Tom fod
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: % of adults dyspraxics who have a diagnosis of dyspraxia
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: % of adults dyspraxics who have a diagnosis of dyspraxia

It's difficult to answer. Have you asked DF?

How many have a realisation but cannot get formal confirmation?

How many have it mentioned in or on clinical or educational notes but it was only a theory and/or it was never adequately explained to them?

Personally I'm not overly happy with 'diagnosis'.
by Tom fod
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: % of adults dyspraxics who have a diagnosis of dyspraxia
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: % of adults dyspraxics who have a diagnosis of dyspraxia

In the title question, do you mean Of those who consider themselves Dyspraxic, how many have formal confirmation? How can you have a diagnosis of dyspraxia undiagnosed? Do you mean in terms of Dyspraxia not being identified during childhood? How many are not told about their Dyspraxia by teachers/pa...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Adult diagnosis help.
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Adult diagnosis help.

Hi there Pooka95 Dyspraxia does seem to be prevalent in folk who had difficult or premature births. I would start by speaking to your GP. Tell him/her about the difficulties you're experiencing and how they're impacting/affecting your day to day life. Knowing for certain in theory will enable you to...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: I am officialy diagnosed as having hfasd is it? Lol My GP Retired Also Suspects Dyspraxia Diagnosis A Long Shot?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: I am officialy diagnosed as having hfasd is it? Lol My GP Retired Also Suspects Dyspraxia Diagnosis A Long Shot?

Hi Chris and welsome Some of the ASD traits are also shared by folk with dyspraxia. It seems that in many cases if you already have an ASD diagnosis, professionals are unwilling to give you a Dyspraxia one. This is possibly because doing so may be taken as calling into question or disputing a fellow...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Is migrating a better option?
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Is migrating a better option?

Difficulty is that migration could land you in an even more unfamiliar environment avay from the support structures of family and friends. Some countries are more progressive in terms of disability discrimination law but not all employers are understanding or even comply with the spirit of such laws...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New & Confused
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: New & Confused

Hi Charlie A couple of months ago I took part in a Zoom Q&A run be Dyspraxic Circle with an Occupational Therapist from the Cov area who was involved in providing Neurodiversity services. You would not be wasting NHS time if speaking to someone and getting a definite answer either way would have you...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: How to get home in a Covid environment?
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: How to get home in a Covid environment?

The difficulty is we all have different thresholds in terms the level of risk we're prepared to take. I'm reasonably ok getting a bus to work, since driving /walking aren't options open to me. All I can really do is try to be diligent about precautionary measures such as frequent hand washing/saniti...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia and Partners
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Dyspraxia and Partners

I absolutely echo Xenavire's point. While we have a natural tendency to do so, comparing ourselves to others does not help us.

Celebrate and develop what you're good at whilst being aware of and looking for ways to improve your coping strategies for taking on things that are more challenging.
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Not practical?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Not practical?

Some readers in the UK can take offence at the mention of 'Learning Disability' in a Dyspraxia forum Dyspraxia is NOT a learning disability. Here the term learning disability is used to refer to someone with an IQ of less than 70. I believe this figure is very arbitrary and that folk with learning d...