I'm Not Sure What To Do

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Postby Vicky » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:48 pm

Oops, I've replied twice! Didn't mean to. :P There you have my dyspraxic memory coming out...
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Postby WARTORIOUS » Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:43 pm

Hi Spoon Girl, When I was young I couldn’t operate at an infant school, I didn’t really get how to do basic skills, I.e. copying from the board, and others I can't recall, I didn’t have the basic instincts at the time that would allow me to properly interact with the other children for some resign, Instincts like competition, making friends, and all the others. Without these basic abilities all the experience I had to dwell on was the relationships I had with my mum and dad. I became very depressed and frustrated about not having the ability to do these seemingly pointless irrelevant tasks others do without trying.

I can recall sitting at the back of the class almost in tears because everybody had copied huge amounts of text off of the board, and the bit I was copying had gotten wiped off to make room for more text. I copied one letter at a time and had a tendency to copy entire lines twice over. I truly hated my self at the time.

I just said that because I know how you feel when you say that you hope you have Dyspraxia, and that your not dumb. I felt sure that I had brain damage or something because I was looking for a resign why I couldn’t do the things other could. All of this happened when I was about 4 -7. and I suppose from there things gradually picked up over time.

Once I found out I was dysphasic, and had mild ortisim it was a good start so say, “School doesn’t matter, I do.â€
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Postby Spoon girl » Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:41 pm

I just remembered i used to have co ordination therapy/physio when i was 4/5. this was before dyspraxia was officially recognised. could it be that i wasn't recognised then because it wasn't heard of. after all i couldn't catch a huge ball lol!
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Postby Spoon girl » Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:43 pm

and thanks again for all this great advice
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Postby Vicky » Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:25 am

The term 'dyspraxia' has been around since the 1930's, and a physio would definitely have heard of it. However, it could be that they didn't want to diagnose you because there were a few boxes on their checklist left unticked.

My psychologist was amazed that I had somehow managed to stumble through fifteen years of my life without anyone recognising my problems. As it turned out, they had - my sister's dancing teacher, my autistic nephew's support worker, my next-door neighbour, and the wife of the master of my boarding house had all recognised dyspraxia in me. And no one had said anything because, "It was not their place." I was raving angry at the time, and more than a little upset. :( Thanks for making life easier for me, everybody!

Dimly, I can recall getting taken out of my primay school classroom when I was about five years old. I had to look at a set of pictures and put them in the right order, read something from a storybook, and then kick a huge pink rubber ball. I remember doing this clearly. There were two other children in the room as well. Looking back, I think that this was a psychologist's test - but maybe they couldn't reach a diagnosis, or maybe my teachers kept the results quiet. This happens a lot.
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Postby Spoon girl » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:42 pm

I don't remember doign anything like a test. just them making me do weird things like jump from one place to the other and they said it was because my feet twisted outwards and that it hhad effected my co ordinatin. whats strange is that although my feet are near perfect I still have problems with co ordination!
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Postby Spoon girl » Sun Jul 18, 2004 4:15 pm

lol oooooooook
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