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Dyspraxia and Self-Esteem

You do something well, and somebody congratulates you. “It was just luck, a fluke,” you say.   You try something else but it doesn’t work out. “Typical. I screwed up again. I’m always messing things up!” you tell yourself.   Your friend tries something, and it doesn’t work out for them. Do you say the […]

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SO YOU THINK DYSPRAXIA IS JUST CLUMSINESS?

This piece was written by our lovely Irish contributor Sophie and first published on her fantastic facebook page ‘Personal Training with Dyspraxia’ which chronicles are adventures in the gym.   GROSS MOTOR CO-ORDINATION SKILLS (LARGE MOVEMENTS): Poor balance. Difficulty in riding a bicycle, going up and down hills Poor posture and fatigue. Difficulty in standing […]

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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 what was bothering me so much: The death of my cat. Ramirez had been with […]

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10 AWKWARD MOMENTS I’M BLAMING ON MY DYSPRAXIA

1.  In the years before I had a clue what Dyspraxia was, my twin brother commented as I munched on a sandwich. He said I was eating it with the concentration and focus of someone trying to dismantle a bomb. To the untrained eye, there’s not much that goes into eating a BLT. To me, […]

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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 which was a nightmare for me. My physical coordination is appalling. My inability to move […]

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Dyspraxia Stories: Losing My Suitcase

I’ve often left my house wondering if I had my keys, if I locked the door and if I brushed my teeth. I usually find my keys in my pocket, taste the mint in the mouth then pray I locked the door before getting on with my day. Two common things for me and my […]

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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, comments and insight into how their Dyspraxia can affect how they interact with and process […]

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10 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DYSPRAXIA

Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about Dyspraxia that I have heard, even up as far as last week. 1.  “I thought you just grew out of that as you get older.” Dyspraxia is defined as a lifelong neurological disorder.  This means that while challenges can very well be managed with the […]

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DYSPRAXIA IN FEMALES: A LOOK AT UNDER-DIAGNOSIS

Amy Boland It was a hot summer’s day in May 2006 when I had finished my final SATS paper, I blew the steam away from my pencil and gazed outside, my eyes opening wide at the prospect of a lovely, bright summer awaiting, no more exams and no homework, bliss! Or so one would think, […]

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10 THINGS I’D GO BACK AND TELL A 10 YEAR OLD ME

Sophie shares with us 10 things she would love to go back in time and tell a 10 year old version of herself about living with Dyspraxia in adulthood.

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