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by Niamh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: jobcentre sanctions
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: jobcentre sanctions

Your best bet would be to ask your local citizen's advice bureau or other local advice agency to advise you on this. Your local council may also have welfare rights advisers. From what I understand (I work at a money advice charity but am not a money adviser or your adviser), Curtis would need to ch...
by Niamh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Looking for help with a school project.
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Looking for help with a school project.

I'd be interested in assisting your project by being interviewed or providing clips.
by Niamh
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Job Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Job Applications

Job applications are the absolute worst. It might be a dyspraxic thing, maybe the difficulty of breaking into a really competitive industry, could be the learning curve of polishing applications for 'career' type jobs - could be all of the above. In terms of support, if you are a recent graduate you...
by Niamh
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: One of those moments
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: One of those moments

Not an injury but I recently managed a slapstick scene that I am very glad had no witnesses. Tried to make sure my flute case was safe in my bag, causing it to fall out of my bag and land on the edge of a dinner plate, catapulting the plate and my dinner onto the floor, smashing both food and plate ...
by Niamh
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: New to dyspraxia
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: New to dyspraxia

It can affect a whole range of things - I think clumsiness and terrible handwriting are the stereotypical associations but there are loads of characteristics. Not all will apply to you but I was definitely surprised when reading about it for the first time that things I just assumed were me, are com...
by Niamh
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: misdiagnosed years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: misdiagnosed years ago

I was never misdiagnosed, but I was refused diagnosis at school and did not get a diagnosis or support for another 5 years. I don't know how helpful to you/medically accurate this is, but I find it useful to think of dyspraxia and similar conditions (other specific learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD e...
by Niamh
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Random acts of kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Random acts of kindness

Last week, my friend and I took a train to the airport to return to the UK from Japan. A Japanese woman with good English overheard us talking about our journey, and let us know she wasn't sure if this particular train would stop at the airport, then she asked other passengers for advice in Japanese...
by Niamh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: Should I disclose to my university? Help
Replies: 11
Views: 3091

Re: Should I disclose to my university? Help

This is a bit of a late reply, but if I were you I would disclose, though it is absolutely your choice. I say this as someone with experience both as a student and as a university educator. Firstly, as others have said, this is absolutely you choice and there is nothing legal obliging you to tell th...
by Niamh
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Hello, and difficulties with structure!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

Re: Hello, and difficulties with structure!!!

Hi Alice! I graduated from my PhD (in the UK) in 2017. I really struggled with structure too, though I did mine in literature so the big structure was fairly simple - a chapter on each of my texts, plus an intro and conclusion. It was the structure within chapters I struggled with, and I ended up wr...