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by Tom fod
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: First time user, alcohol and dyspraxia thoughts needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2755

Re: First time user, alcohol and dyspraxia thoughts needed

I don’t need to be drunk to fall over but I have enjoyed a drop of the old falling down water or two. It is v much a mood amplifier so best avoided if you’re already feeling down. Everyone’s different and not all like taste or see attraction of getting off their face in a club where you’re paying £5...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia via the Financial Times
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia via the Financial Times

Hi Scarlet

Welcome to the forum. I have a friend who trained as a journalist but ultimately did not enter the profession. He has created the online magazine www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk

I also know number of Dyspraxic folk who have written books from Facebook-based Dyspraxia groups I'm in.
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Living with dyspraxia
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Living with dyspraxia

Hi again David Apologies for long silence I'm aware of a Teeside group but believe like many it is more parent and child focused. The Pandemic has thrown a whole load of extra uncertainty into all of our lives. Mine included. Have you been able to talk openly with the wife about what each of your cu...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: hi

No problem. Will get into it later when main computer is on.

Don't worry about grammatical or spelling errors here since it's an informal group setting and we're well aware some folk struggle in this area.
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: hi

Hi Zan and welcome Glad you've found us. I'm lucky in that my speech is not to adversely affected, However, there are plenty of folk for whom speech is a difficulty, plus it can also really gnaw at our confidence as we struggle to convey what we need to other people, leading to much frustration. A c...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: expression from a woman on chat
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: expression from a woman on chat

ALADDIN wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:15 am
The woman has anxiety in social situations.
A lot of folk do.
I do myself to a degree, how about yourself?
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: % of people with dyspraxia who have aspergers traits (ASD traits) or asperger syndrome (ASD)
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: % of people with dyspraxia who have aspergers traits (ASD traits) or asperger syndrome (ASD)

Statistics can be a nightmare and horribly brain bendingly confusing. I believe the Dyspraxia Foundation have cited that 10% of people may be affected by Dyspraxia. 2% more severely. I don't really know a lot about the incidence of other NeuroDivergent conditions and the degree to which they co-occu...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Hello

Hi Sammy and welcome Social Isolation is definitely something, far too many of us struggle with. Often communication difficulties like auditory processing or problems speaking can really dent our confidence and cause us anxiety and fear. If you ever want to share survey links to try to attract respo...
by Tom fod
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: % of people with dyspraxia who have aspergers traits (ASD traits) or asperger syndrome (ASD)
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: % of people with dyspraxia who have aspergers traits (ASD traits) or asperger syndrome (ASD)

Please cite peer reviewed sources to support your claim: "I know a majority of people with asperger syndrome or traits of asperger syndrome have dyspraxia ?" Neurodivergent conditions seem to comprise a hotch potch of shared /similar traits. I don't think anyone has bothered to try to work out incid...
by Tom fod
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Are there any other PhD students with Dyspraxia? I'm looking to start an informal mutual support meet up
Replies: 14
Views: 4835

Re: Are there any other PhD students with Dyspraxia? I'm looking to start an informal mutual support meet up

Hi Dani I also volunteer as an Admin of a couple of groups on FB. I believe there are some Dyspraxia specific student groups, as well as many other non specific groups for Dyspraxic folk, some of whom may also be students. It would be worth doing some research and sending a private message on here t...
by Tom fod
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Living with dyspraxia
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Living with dyspraxia

Hi David and welcome. I"d be stressed too. You have a lot going on and your brain will likely ave kicked up a gear. The multiple things you have to think/worry about are dizzying and if you're anything like me I v much suspect you become harder on and more demanding of yourself. Treat yourself kindl...
by Tom fod
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Mother denying that I am dyspraxic
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Mother denying that I am dyspraxic

Hi Freda and welcome. I'm glad you've found us. I think a lot of parents don't (can't) understand dyspraxia and are of the old school that labels become a self fulfilling prophecy. Also I guess Mum's hate to think that they have not adequately helped prepare you for the cruel harsh world. I also thi...
by Tom fod
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: expression from a woman on chat
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: expression from a woman on chat

The woman said "I hope you find a girlfriend, "I am happy to try to find me to love." To me the "I hope you find a girlfriend" suggests that she is really not sure. But is at least being nice in saying she hopes you find someone. "I am happy to try to find me to love." is more confusing and if it w...
by Tom fod
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: expression from a woman on chat
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: expression from a woman on chat

Regrettably it is impossible to say without full context. Online dating messages can be so difficult to interpret.
by Tom fod
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello I'm a new Member
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Hello I'm a new Member

Hi John and a warm welcome. Glad you've found us and Thank you for your introduction So sorry to read about your dad. I can only begin to imagine some of the strain veterans and their family members feel. Comparatively I think the UK is much(?) better in terms of Dyspraxia Awareness. Of course it ce...