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LIVING WITH DYSPRAXIA IN THE WORKPLACE AND AT HOME

I was diagnosed with full body Dyspraxia at 18 months old, I could not walk or talk properly until I was 6 years of age. I consider myself to be lucky that I received the support required to facilitate my needs and that I was diagnosed at such an early age. However, this did not […]

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FINDING AN ACCESSIBLE JOB AND WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ME

I’ve always had trouble finding work and it’s not because I’m lazy or unskilled or not trying hard enough because believe me, I’ve had many jobs, most of which are in the dreaded hospitality and catering field. The reason why is because for almost all the jobs I have had, I’ve had to be quick […]

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DYSPRAXIA AND PLAY THERAPY

I have been in counselling for almost five years and have been diagnosed with Dyspraxia for 17 years. My counsellor believes in, and practises, play therapy for adults and children alike. (He also has experience of working with dyspraxia, which is why I chose him). The website psychologydictionary.com defines play therapy as “the utilization of play activities […]

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FIVE COPING MECHANISMS FOR DEALING WITH SHORT-TERM MEMORY ISSUES

Every dyspraxic knows what it’s like to lose your keys five times a day or forget someone’s name as soon as you’ve heard it. Poor short-term memory is a big challenge but there are plenty of ways to get around it. 5) The Invisible Security Guard The number of wallets, phones and sets of keys […]

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INTRODUCING THE DYSPRAXIC ADULTS MESSAGEBOARD

Tom writes about an internet forum for Dyspraxic adults which was founded in the days before social media and is still alive and kicking.

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DYSPRAXIA, A WORKPLACE ISSUE

Laurence talks the GMB union’s Think Differently at Work campaign and the work they are doing to help improve awareness of Dyspraxia and other neurodiverse conditions.

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WORRY, A BUSY MIND AND LEARNING TO COPE

Pete talks about his anxiety, self-consciousness and shyness and strategies he uses to manage his worrying.

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MY REALITY – WHY THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

Every single morning I’m sitting at my desk in my office. I’m too sleepy to tidy, with my mug of coffee, no makeup, damp hair and pyjamas. I’ll watch YouTube videos while I eat cereal before leaving half of it because it’s gone soggy, and I’ll get distracted and my coffee will go cold. If […]

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LEARNING ABOUT ANXIETY AND CBT

We talk Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and fighting anxiety with CBT therapist Sadie.

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BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER WITH DYSPRAXIA

Perry, a personal trainer and boxing coach with Dyspraxia writes about how he got into boxing and working out.

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