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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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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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Throwing my hat out of the ring

This is a very personal post, but it is one I would like to share with you all. On Friday the 7th June 2019, I decided to throw my hat out of the ring. Yes, I went to university, to sign the papers, to withdraw from teacher training. I was studying for a Postgraduate Diploma […]

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Discovering Dyspraxia – A piece on self-identity

It is date night for me and my husband. This time it’s his turn to choose, and he picks laser tag. I am apprehensive, as I have limited experience with the game and this is the first time I’ll be playing with a group of strangers.   After paying, we are led into a small […]

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GROWING UP AND THE REASON I’M DOING THIS

Why am I doing this? Why am I running website and a platform for adult Dyspraxics to tell their stories and share their experiences with the outside world. When I pressed enter to post that Facebook post on a Dyspraxia Facebook group telling people my plans the response was overwhelmingly positive. A few, suspicious and […]

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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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THE DYSPRAXIC FILM MAKER: A PROLOGUE

To quote a song lyric: “my mind is like a puzzle or a Rubik’s Cube”. My mind was often working overtime thinking about many different things. Piecing them together was like a puzzle that kept changing or was like doing a jigsaw with no picture on the box.   As I got older, I found […]

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DYSPRAXIA: RUNNING WITH A METAPHOR

When I first realised I was Dyspraxic it was a huge eye opener to me, I began to view the things I found a daily challenge in a whole new light, the self-blame is attached to my struggle almost evaporated. For much of my life I lived it with a sense of victimhood. I felt […]

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MAKING FRIENDS WITH DYSPRAXIA

Claire talks about her Dyspraxia and the subject of making friends.

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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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