A theory

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A theory

Postby WARTORIOUS » Tue May 25, 2004 11:55 pm

When i searched on google for Dyspraxia It was apparent to me that 90% of the results were related to younger children. and the definitions all differ from one another. generally I think people with Dyspraxia find it harder at the beginning, and so fight harder to develop skills others are born with and develop, and maybe that gives them the determination to keep fighting, and go on to use there talents and skills to achieve. many people have Dyspraxia, yet I feel that most people know little or nothing about it. :?
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Postby Charlotte » Sat May 29, 2004 12:08 pm

I completely agree with you about everything you have said.

I think dyspraxia has become more well known but considering 7 % of the
population are said to suffer from it, hardly anyone has heard of it. Nearly everyone's heard of dyslexia, suffered by 10 % of the population. If dyspraxia is suffered by only just less people (7%), why haven't more people heard of it?

I was diagnosed with dyspraxia aged seven and always knew I was 'different' and I had this determination in me that I was going to become a successful person even though things were hard at times. It was like every time I fell down, the more it hurt but the quicker I got up and the stronger I became because of it.
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Postby Hannah » Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:12 am

I can add to the thread much because you both have said exactly what I think! I find it so annoying when people say stupid things like, "Ooh, I'm a bit dyslexic today" don't you? :x
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Postby parnassus » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:04 pm

That irritates me humongously!

I have Irlen syndrome. It affects my ability to read numbers, but strangely, not words. I find it especially difficult to read figures if they are written in red, so one day I quietly asked our science teacher to use a green or a blue pen, which he did. There was a girl in my science and maths classes who insisted that she had dyslexia - not to teachers, only to me - and if I said I had a problem with something, she insisted that she did too. In the next maths lesson, she called out to the teacher, "Please don't write in red, I can't read it!"

Now, the chances of her suddenly developing Irlen syndrome overnight, and suffering from the exact same colour sensitivity as me, were slim indeed!

Then there are the people who hear you have dyspraxia and say in an astonished tone of voice, "But I thought you were meant to be so clever!" I really hate it when they equate dyspraxia with unintelligence.
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Postby Charlotte » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:58 pm

Then there are the people who hear you have dyspraxia and say in an astonished tone of voice, "But I thought you were meant to be so clever!" I really hate it when they equate dyspraxia with unintelligence.


That really irritates me too. These people are so ignorant that I don't think they even know that saying to someone 'Oh but I thought you were clever' or 'Why do you have extra time on exams, I thought you were quite clever' is a massive insult.
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Postby medrich11 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:15 pm

I know. That is possibly the worst insult a dyspraxic person can get because It is generally as soon as you tell them you are dyspraxic. After I said this to my friends They started speaking to me more slowly even though I have to think and simplify things for them when I chat to them.
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Postby Hermionefan5 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:37 am

I hate it when people do those things. Not fun for me at all. It's also
stupid to say something is retarded or gay. I say it sometimes and I am trying to stop because I know it hurts people.

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Postby Ann Ony-Mous » Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:46 pm

I was telling a friend of mine about my dyspraxia and she came out with the 'you're really clever' one, not the first time that has happened either. The problem is that most of my peers only see my strong points, and although they notice the way I completely go to pieces in PE and practical classes, cannot merge it with what they see in other lessons and the way I speak.

However some of my friends have been very understanding and supportive.
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Postby medrich11 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:18 pm

Hermionefan5
If you had come in and said thatto me without saying you were trying to stop, I would have asked you to leave and never come back. As it is I am proud of you for saying that and I know what it's like to have words blurting out of your mouth before you can stop them.
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Postby parnassus » Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:46 pm

Well said, Medrich.

Foul language is also one of my pet hates. Why people feel the need to slather their speech with disgusting and inappropriate obscenities I do not know.
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stopping

Postby Hermionefan5 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:24 pm

Yup. I am stopping today.

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Sorry if I offended anyone..

Postby Hermionefan5 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:11 am

Very sorry if I offended anyone. Will not do again. :(

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Postby medrich11 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:30 pm

dont worry about it. I'm just glad you've stopped. Oh, and congrats on the relay for life
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Thanks!!

Postby Hermionefan5 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:05 pm

Thanks!! Hope to raise lots of money and awareness!! 8)
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Postby parnassus » Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:01 pm

Once again, best of luck!
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