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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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MY AVERAGE DAY AS AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINER AND WORKPLACE STRATEGY COACH

I thought I’d start this piece with a brief introduction to myself. My name is Chris and I’m 35. In 2014, I was diagnosed with dyspraxia (I knew I had this and that this diagnosis was severe from early childhood) and mild dyslexia.For nearly 8 years, I have worked as a Workplace Strategy Coach, specialising […]

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ADJUSTING TO MOTHERHOOD AS A DYSPRAXIC WOMAN

I am a dyspraxic mother to two little boys; ‘L’ who is nearly four and ‘A’ who is two months. Having dyspraxia has always made me prone to tiredness. It often takes me far longer to conduct practical tasks than it does a neurotypical person and I often have to concentrate harder in order to […]

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DYSPRAXIA AND PERSONAL TRAINING

Legal secretary Sophie talks about her exercise adventures and how working out and dyspraxia mix.

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