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by JohanMidas
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is anyone else ambidextrous?
Replies: 15
Views: 8279

Re: Is anyone else ambidextrous?

I've always considered myself right handed, but when I undertook an assessment for dyslexia and dyspraxia the pegboard test for fine motor skills suggested I have slightly better control with my left hand than my right. The exact text is as follows: On the Hull University pegboard test, XXX obtained...
by JohanMidas
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxics with PhD degrees
Replies: 21
Views: 10688

Re: Dyspraxics with PhD degrees

It depends a lot on the supervisors and the area of study, but potentially, doing a PhD can be much more of an opportunity to shine than doing a taught degree, or standard employment. Unless you have to work in a lab with set working hours, and a lot of fiddly processes and procedures to remember, y...
by JohanMidas
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Half-baked idea: strength and clumsiness
Replies: 8
Views: 4638

Half-baked idea: strength and clumsiness

In theory, the reason for choosing a higher power speaker over a lower power speaker isn't to make as much noise as possible, but that the higher power speaker is able to reproduce a sound with less distortion at a given power level. (Distortion occurs the closer the volume the sound is played at ge...
by JohanMidas
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: assessment for dyspraxia biased against highly educated peop
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Re: assessment for dyspraxia biased against highly educated

The broader context of this all is the concept of IQ, more specifically 'g' theory', and the ways it could be flawed. g theory holds that intelligence is ultimately something that can be ranked on a single scale: one dimension. People are either 'smart' or 'dumb', and can't both be 'smart and dumb'....
by JohanMidas
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Irlen Syndrome
Replies: 38
Views: 17453

Re: Irlen Syndrome

I was diagnosed with that along with dyslexia and dyspraxia a few years ago. In some ways it explains a lot but in others it's the most suspect of the three diagnoses. What makes sense for me is that it explains a preference for reading with less light: less light means lower contrast. The symptoms ...
by JohanMidas
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Dyspraxics with university degrees
Replies: 17
Views: 10340

Re: Dyspraxics with university degrees

Degrees in sociology, electronic engineering, and cultural studies. (Anything to avoid a 'real job'!)
by JohanMidas
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Learning to not drive
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Re: Learning to not drive

Hi, Those are the questions I've inadvertently answered elsewhere: " I want to learn to drive in order to be much more confident not driving. Driving is a nasty, expensive and time-consuming activity, and not something to get into a habit of doing. Widespread car ownership has led to crude oil ...
by JohanMidas
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: % of dyspraxics who can drive
Replies: 29
Views: 16964

Re: % of dyspraxics who can drive

Edited by moderator to eliminate duplication.

Please see Johan's other thread
http://www.dyspraxicadults.org.uk/forum ... =11&t=3920
by JohanMidas
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Learning to not drive
Replies: 18
Views: 7601

Learning to not drive

It grinds you down, doesn't it? I've been learning to drive, on and off, for over a decade. I must have had somewhere between 200 and 300 hours of lessons and practice. Five instructors (I think), so far. I've passed the theory test three times, as I keep failing to pass the practical test within th...