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by nickye
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 68
Views: 45540

Re: Welcome!

Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm pleased you've found it and I hope it does you as much good as it's done me. I'm a similar age (44) and I've just been diagnosed a few months ago, so I definitely don't think it's too late. I must admit I didn't find I got any joy out of the NHS, but I don't want to ...
by nickye
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Advice on teaching literacy
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Advice on teaching literacy

Hi Andrea thanks so much for replying so quickly. I think I've lost quite a lot of confidence. I'm also a bit worried whether or not to tell people I have dyspraxia when applying for a job. The strange thing is that I have a really good memory for names nd facts but sometimes struggle short term. It...
by nickye
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Advice on teaching literacy
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Advice on teaching literacy

Hi everyone I just wondered if anyone had any advice for me. I had my diagnosis of dyspraxia three months ago, and it's improved my life a lot just knowing about it, but I feel a bit stuck at the moment. I would like to get back into working, especially as my daughter goes to secondary school this S...
by nickye
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: have i passed dyspraxia to my son?
Replies: 9
Views: 5284

Re: have i passed dyspraxia to my son?

Hi, I feel sad when I see people feel guilty about possibly passing on dyspraxia and other difficulties to their children. It's easy to say don't feel guilty, but as parents we often do don't we? However, it's also very good for the child, I think, when the parent can understand them so well, and I ...
by nickye
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Any Dyspraxic Secondary Maths teachers out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 3658

Re: Any Dyspraxic Secondary Maths teachers out there?

Hi there I'm so glad you find this site as helpful as I do - I think it's brilliant. There are so many issues that affect people with dyspraxia and other learning differences/difficulties and they do overlap. It's changed my life coming on here. I'm 44 and a lot of my depression has finally got bett...
by nickye
Tue May 14, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Qualifications And Assessment
Replies: 18
Views: 6601

Re: Qualifications And Assessment

Hi John Really good to hear from you. Annette is great isn't she? It's a relief to get the diagnosis isn't it? It explains so much. I'm pleased you found what I said helpful. I have had a lot of help from this forum it's helped me such a lot. I found Annette's report really good. She recommended qui...
by nickye
Sat May 11, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dream Recollection
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: Dream Recollection

I just remembered I used to sleep walk as well and sometimes wake up screaming. I can also control my dreams sometimes and be aware I'M dreaming. The worst thing is not being able to move when you are half way between sleeping and waking, I've had it a few times if I get too hot. you struggle to mov...
by nickye
Sat May 11, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dream Recollection
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: Dream Recollection

Yes I can definitely relate to having a bad short term memory and good long term. I remember dreams for ages and I tend to dream in vivid colours NE even sometimes have taste and smells in dreams too! So great to have found this site cos I relatentonso much on here. I always remember lots of details...
by nickye
Wed May 01, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Little experiment; What do you all do?
Replies: 31
Views: 6470

Re: Little experiment; What do you all do?

I'm not creative in an artistic sense really, as not terribly visual and not good with my hands! (Although I enjoyed knitting, but it is nice and repetitive, sewing I find so hard!) But I love writing, always have, and books. I'm trying to get a job in a library now, because it's what I love. Althou...
by nickye
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Angry Vent on my Life (Please Read)
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Angry Vent on my Life (Please Read)

Hi good to hear back from you. I think most of us with dyspraxia have felt like that at some point so don't worry. It is frustrating sometimes. I do think it would be good to get some help. The trouble is that a lot of people still don't really understand dyspraxia but there are people out there who...
by nickye
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Angry Vent on my Life (Please Read)
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Angry Vent on my Life (Please Read)

Sorry just realised you said you had left uni - didn't read that bit properly! I think there is help out there but it's hard when you feel down to access it. I do think the Dyspraxia Foundation are good, because they understand, a lot of the time people think that it's the depression that's causing ...
by nickye
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Angry Vent on my Life (Please Read)
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Angry Vent on my Life (Please Read)

Hi there, I'm really sorry to hear you're sounding so down and I hope things get better for you soon. It's really difficult having this dyspraxia isn't it? Have you had any support from anyone at uni? I know I often recommend this but I really think the Dyspraxia Foundation have been very good. Thei...
by nickye
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: HELP!

Hi sorry to hear you're feeling like this. It's hard isn't it? Have you been in touch with dyspraxia foundation to get some advice or see if there is a local group for young people? You would then find other people have similar difficulties and might get some good advice. Try not to think of yoursel...
by nickye
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Need some support with emotions and obsessions
Replies: 16
Views: 4309

Re: Need some support with emotions and obsessions

Hi Luke Great to hear the forum's helping you, I think it's great! It's funny you mentioned the hotel card. I think I should get out more because I was used to keys, and I didn't realise that this card also had to be swiped to put the lights on and I went downstairs and told the receptionist my ligh...
by nickye
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Very stressed...
Replies: 8
Views: 4193

Re: Very stressed...

Hi, yes I agree it would be great to have more doctors who know about dyspraxia! I've had quite a struggle for anyone to believe it's not just a case of depression and anxiety. The good thing is that now I have a diagnosis I feel better than I did and the depression and anxiety are much less now. I ...