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by Tom fod
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Help
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Help

Hi Getting an assessment on the NHS as an adult is regrettably v difficult. Furthermore, if she has a childhood diagnosis, they'll probably just point to that. Regrettably dyspraxia specific post-diagnosis aftercare and support is pretty much non-existent so it may be worth her trying to pursue othe...
by Tom fod
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Disclosure
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Disclosure

It's a very individual thing. I firmly believe we need to have people know and accept us for who we are not just the label. To be our best selves it's important to have management and colleagues who recognise our contribution and what we can bring with our way of seeing things a bit differently. Of ...
by Tom fod
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Proprioception Can Anyone Relate
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Proprioception Can Anyone Relate

Hi all Today I did some shopping at Lidl. As I often do I found it hard to navigate the aisles. I felt I had to work out where I was in relation to other shoppers and the shelves. I was nearly panicking trying to work out where to turn and stall or step backwards or how to combine and time all and ...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Anyone need mobility aids?
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Re: Anyone need mobility aids?

Hi got diagnosis yesterday after having an adhd assessment and being told I have this instead as well as asd and borderline learning difficulties and i need advice on what coordination aids are good as dont know how long i will have to wait for ot assessment and also if wobble cushions are good and...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Partner of Someone WIth Dyspraxia
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Partner of Someone WIth Dyspraxia

Hi and welcome You don't have to be dyspraxic to post here. As long as you're not attacking things that might not be our fault. (We're more than capable of worrying about and beating ourselves up for these things!) The key here is interpreting his mannerisms and what he says (or doesn't say). We're ...
by Tom fod
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Introduction

Hi Bella and welcome. Glad you've found us.

What kind of animals? Animals can definitely provide a degree of therapy.
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Could I have driving dyspraxia?
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Could I have driving dyspraxia?

Hi Ash? Welcome. Many of the difficulties you mention are all too familiar to others living with dyspraxia. It's not a condition where you have to tick a box for every symptom in order to be assessed as being affected, just a sufficient number of them. It can get confusing as some traits that dyspra...
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Mood swings ?
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Mood swings ?

Hi Alicia Welcome to the Forum. I wager this topic has been mentioned here before. Living with Dyspraxia and the challenges of doing so can make us prone to a lot of things including mental health challenges, emotional difficulties, tiredness, the list goes on. How we react or respond to these chall...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Diagnosed with Autism, ADHD but it's Dyspraxia Help me someone!
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Diagnosed with Autism, ADHD but it's Dyspraxia Help me someone!

There are loads of profiles associated with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia and other Neurodivergent conditions. It's good to have self awareness of the traits but I think we can also be prey to the psychological impact of all that others and we think is 'wrong' about us. We care very deeply about trying to...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Routines are these types recognisable
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Routines are these types recognisable

Thanks You're welcome. even among us Neurodivergent folk there is loads of variation in how we present. and what we do to try to bring 'order' to our lives. Certainly see some lively date on social media about what is dyspraxia and it's just as much this is my Dyspraxia / ADHD /ASC and this is what...
by Tom fod
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Routines are these types recognisable
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Routines are these types recognisable

For me that's far too regimented. However if that is what you need to remain happy and functioning and you can happily fit it in around any obligations and without caring what others think, then power to you. When my alarm clock goes snooze gets hit several times unless I need the loo or specificall...
by Tom fod
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Hello

Hi Lou Welcome. Glad you've found us. The thresholds for identifying dyspraxia and the other Dys conditions under the umbrella of specific learning difficulties often seems somewhat arbitrary. I would definitely say that I don't have a brain geared for maths either. I get by (by not needing it/askin...
by Tom fod
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Do I have dyspraxia?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Do I have dyspraxia?

Hi and welcome The various Dys_____ conditions are often interrelated and you can often have more than one. Regrettably knowledge of Dyspraxia can be patchy and some would claim oh you can drive and play violin you cannot possibly be. That's absolute crap, we're all different and in some/many cases ...
by Tom fod
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Hi

Hi Mary In less enlightened times Dyspraxia used to be called Clumsy Child Syndrome. Getting professional confirmation can be difficult as GPs aren't always that informed and most of the expertise is in Paediatrics. It is worth speaking to your GP about how it's impacting your life to see what they ...
by Tom fod
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there just joined!
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Hi there just joined!

It is shocking and upsetting as it will make it more difficult to get assessed and for people to get an understanding of their condition and get the help they need. I don’t know what the waiting times are via the NHS or educational means are. Most GPs have little or no options for referring adults ...