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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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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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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 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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THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH: LIZZIE DE LA FORCE – TATTOO-ARTIST

We sat down with Lizzie De La Force, a tattoo artist from Cardiff  to find out more about who she is how, what she does and the about the part Dyspraxia plays in her life. When were you diagnosed and how did you feel about it? Did it come as a shock? When i was […]

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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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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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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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