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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…

Assessment Opinion Self-identity

THE DYSPRAXIC LANDSCAPE

As a community we’re really diverse and no two of us are exactly the same. We’re affected differently and to varying degrees by a condition that is the very devil to define and describe (especially so given our condition). We’ve…

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 Diagnosis; would you? Should you?

I’ve always felt ‘different’, often a bit of an outsider looking in, and never really understood why. At school, I found that when left doing something such as reading or research, basically anything working alone, I’d be happy, but when…

Dyspraxia & Anxiety – A year long perspective

I’m starting this post on the first anniversary of receiving the report of my assessment for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), the clinical term for dyspraxia. My report was very conclusive:
 ‘He demonstrated great difficulties with coordinating gross motor skills, fine motor…

DYSPRAXIA AND MY KARATE JOURNEY

At a young age I was diagnosed with dyspraxia, I think around the age of six or seven. Dyspraxia is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It affects many areas of life and in particular fine and gross motor coordination, it…

Dyspraxia & Elections

They say running for public office is one of the hardest things you can do. You need to be brave enough to put your name on the ballot, thick-skinned to deal with the abuse that you may get and have…

The Burnout – Dyspraxia and Mental Health

I’ve previously talked about my academic development and the effects that dyspraxia had on my journey. I am now 7 months on from my graduation and 9 months on from submitting my thesis so this will be a personal account…

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.  …

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