Coping mechanisms

REMOTE WORKING AND DYSPRAXIA

All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. In his poem Easter 1916 WB Yeats wrote this line. As someone who has been commuting last the last 13 years between college and work this line has gained more value…

MY BOSS JUST DOESN’T UNDERSTAND ME

In 2007, I completed my degree course and left university, started temping and found a permanent role within a year. Every change of job meant another application form, and each time I declared my disability. When doing so, I assumed…

MY ‘DYSPRAXIC-NESS’

A Brief intro to Dyspaxia The neurons (cells that transport signals around the brain and to the body) of dyspraxic people work in a consistently different way to people who are not dyspraxic. There are many things that may cause…

STARTING MY CAREER AS A DYSPRAXIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: MY FIRST STEPS & STUMBLES

To celebrate Dyspraxia Awareness Week I thought it was would be good idea to write about what it is like to be me, a Dyspraxic adult  transitioning from training in a new profession into actual practice out there in the…

DYSPRAXIA & MY CAT

This article was supposed to be about something completely different. I had some other ideas,but nothing was making it onto the page!I was struggling with a complete lack of motivation. In the end, I decided to instead tell you about…

My Dyspraxia Development

I’m going to talk about my experiences of dyspraxia during two very different periods of my life. The first period was when I was at boarding school in The 1970s. The school placed a lot of emphasis on the sport…

DYSPRAXIA & LIFE WRITERS HELP HMRC IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ONLINE TAX SYSTEM

The HMRC launched a brand new online platform submitting tax details on Thursday and Dyspraxia & Life were asked to play a part in its development with three writers being involved testing it out during the development and providing feedback,…

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…

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…

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…

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