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CORONVIRUS OUTBREAK – A MESSAGE TO ALL

  Hi everyone The uncertainty and unease all of us face in our daily lives has ramped up massively in the last few weeks and our usual routines have been drastically changed. There is a lot we simply cannot control and…

DISCOVERING THE JOY OF MEETING FELLOW DYSPRAXICS

Growing up with dyspraxia can be a very lonely place at times – particularly if you grew up in a time where it was almost unheard of or you were the only one among your peers who had it. It…

13 FAMOUS NEURODIVERGENT WOMEN

    Hello folks! I am Chloe, a 24-year-old dyspraxic and dyslexic woman from the UK. I, along with many other neurodivergent women, received my diagnoses in adulthood after years of emotional, academic and social difficulties which I could never…

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…

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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…

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