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by nickye
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: 18 years old, should I go for a diagnosis?
Replies: 6
Views: 3327

Re: 18 years old, should I go for a diagnosis?

Hi there I can really relate to a lot of what you say, especially about the driving. It took me nearly three years on and off to pass my test but I did do it in the end although have never liked motorway driving! I'm 46 now and only found out two years or so ago that I have dyspraxia. It has been gr...
by nickye
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Getting flustered doing daily tasks
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Getting flustered doing daily tasks

Yes I know the feeling well! Sometimes I'm ok but I find it so hard to get all my jobs done and I'm exhausted. If I'm doing one thing i. The morning like shopping I find it hard to go it again in the afternoon. I'm not sure why. I find it hard to get things done in the right order. I've always been ...
by nickye
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Greetings

Hi Welcome to the forum. I hope it helps you as much as it's helped me over the past couple of years :) I'm 46 now and got a diagnosis of dyspraxia last year, so it is never too late! I must admit I didn't get that far through the NHS and I did pay to go privately. I still find a lot of people don't...
by nickye
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: dyspraxia traits all my life
Replies: 2
Views: 1864

Re: dyspraxia traits all my life

I know he feeling well! I used to get bullied a lot at school, and was very bad at sport, riding a bike etc, but on the plus side I had quite a lot of friends so was lucky there. It's been brilliant getting an assessment as it's changed my life and gradually I am not beating myself up so much as I u...
by nickye
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 2402

Re: Anxiety

I can really relate to this! I've always been anxious (although outwardly people don't always realise) and it's got worse since I had my daughter, as I've found the practical things a struggle. This is better now as she is 12 and better at a lot of things than me so she can help me :) but I remember...
by nickye
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Help! I can't drive!
Replies: 8
Views: 8001

Re: Help! I can't drive!

Hi Alis I can so relate to your post and to what others have said. I'm now 45 and on,y just found out last year that I have dyspraxia. If only I'd known 24 years Pago when I was learning to drive, instead I couldn't understand why I had all these what seemed like stupid problems. But the good news i...
by nickye
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dog walking
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

Re: Dog walking

hi Shadwell, Tom and Pouvik Thanks very much for your kid replies. It is good to be back. We use a harness most of the time now and either the extendable or shorter lead. Last night we all went to the dog training classes which were really good. Nice lady running it and friendly people so felt quite...
by nickye
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dog walking
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

Dog walking

Hi there Sorry haven't posted for a long time and things have been going ok but I feel quite down about myself sometimes. I find that practical tasks and trying to get housework done are so hard for me. I don't really understand why but I can't seem to get half done what other people do and my mind ...
by nickye
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: writing about living with dyspraxia for general audience
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: writing about living with dyspraxia for general audience

Hi screengreen That sounds really interesting. I love writing myself and have been writing a few notes about my experiences but nothing amounting to a book. I may well be interested in this. Have you written anything before? I often find it really helps to write things down. Good luck with this I'd ...
by nickye
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Re: Hey

Hi Trystan and Josh, I'm really pleased you're finding this forum useful. I'm 45 now and only just discovered I have dyspraxia. My life is so much better now and I just wish that I had known about it when I was younger. It took me three years and three tests (not to mention a lot of stress for my mu...
by nickye
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Can Dyspraxia Lead to Anxiety Disorders?
Replies: 9
Views: 7849

Re: Can Dyspraxia Lead to Anxiety Disorders?

Yes I can definitely relate to this! And on a positive note since I was diagnosed in March things are much better. I think a lot of the anxiety has come from feeling I can't do things as well as other people and that they're going to laugh at me. When I was at school and couldn't ride a bike for age...
by nickye
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Self diagnosis?
Replies: 16
Views: 7502

Re: Self diagnosis?

Hi there I see from your intro post you are in berkshire and I was diagnosed with dyspraxia by a lovely lady Annette dickens in berkshire. She is at the website dyslexia-Annette-dickens.co,uk and she assesses for dyslexia and dyspraxia. I can honestly say that having this diagnosis back in March has...
by nickye
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi so I'm not stupid
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Hi so I'm not stupid

Hi again
I wonder if you have seen www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk as they have a section of local groups. They seem to cover quite a lot of areas so hope there may be something reasonably near. I've been to a drop in centre in berkshire.
Hope everything goes ok. Nicky
by nickye
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi so I'm not stupid
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Hi so I'm not stupid

Hi pink sun Good to hear from you and please don't apologise for anything. You've come to the right place. I've found this forum a lifesaver, quite literally. I'm 44 and have just been diagnosed with dyspraxia a few months ago. So relieved really because always struggled with practical tasks and org...
by nickye
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Advice on teaching literacy
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Advice on teaching literacy

Thanks so much for the advice Andrea. I went to see a really nice lady at my local college last week. I am applying for a tutor job, but think I may start off volunteering and possibly working with small groups of people in their workplaces to help them with English exams. I think this might suit me...