Chat with others about dyspraxia and share your experiences.


Postby Remus » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:59 pm

I was just wanting to talk and share about the limitations of dyspraxia as most of the time, sure it's a challenge but we survive all the problems dyspraxia deals to us but has there been times where you have had to just say no and taken a step back in order to protect your health and safety as well as others?

For me, one of these incidents happened today. My class was on a college trip to a local wood to do some wildlife work. We got off the minibus and it was freezing cold and trekking through the woods was like a dyspraxic's nightmare. Mud, wet grass, steep paths, puddles, trees, loose rocks, you name it. I just found it really tough going as the warden kept stopping to talk about a certain plant and whilst I was trying to listen, all my focus and concentrate was going into keeping my balance and making sure I place every step correct to prevent myself from falling over. Anyway, one of the wildlife guys says to my tutor that there is a nice place to take a group photo up ahead and we get there and it is this massive tree which has fallen in the forest and apparently, people climb up and sit on the tree to take the photo. Everyone in my class climbs up and I think about it for five seconds before like survival instinct kicked in! There was just no way I would be able to climb up there without falling with my balance. Out of all the issues with dyspraxia, balance is one of my worst issues. I remember in PE with those boxes you use in gymnastics, I used to fall off them quite a bit but at least you have padding mats, here it would be solid ground and it was quite a distance from the ground too. So my tutor asked if I was going up and I said no and said my balance isn't very good so in the end, I end up standing in the middle of the them with them hanging above me whilst taking the photo and I just couldn't help but find it quite embarrassing and just awkward as if they think I was too snobby or something to climb the log which wasn't the case. :(
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Re: Limitations

Postby _robyn_ » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:35 pm

I love climbing trees, and my mum always worries about me falling out. :roll:

my fine motor is very poor. So at school when cutting something up in lessons with scissors- I will try but one time it was card so we were using big scissors and I just knew I would end up cutting of my finger. I have often cut myself using scissors before.

This is also why in D.T I opted out alot. We used massive hand saws- I wasn't just scared of cutting of my finger- I was scared of falling over and cutting off someones hand! I gave it a go until i broke the saw and when it broke the actually saw big came of the hand and cut my friends arm (not massively just a kind of small cut) since then I dont go near the D.T department, I go to learning support instead.
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Re: Limitations

Postby Billy1995fifa » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:18 pm

My limits are when you are doing a very rough sport with balls(rugby) i never tried rugby but i will NEVER do it because you can get tacked very badly on the hard ground and get hurt easy that is why i don't like sports like rugby.

Even basic sports with balls (football, dodge ball) i avoid playing it because you can get tackled or get hurt or get hit by the ball hard and i am scared to tackle/get of the other team player if they are big and too rough for me.

For football i prefer 1 on 1 when 1 player is a goalkeeper and other player trys to score a goal against him.
I can be a goalkeeper but i only prefer when other player shoots from aleast 20 yards out to score a goal against me.

And when you on a bike you go on a high ramp i will NEVER do that because just after 1 try you can get hurt badly.

Sports are not my thing when it involves balls and arm wrestles.

But i am good at some sports like bike riding, ping ping because you can't get hurt most of the time and It is more fun as well. :)

I could think of more limits but i can't because i am tired if i can think of some more i post them in this thread.
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Re: Limitations

Postby Justsomeone761 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:26 pm

Gymnastics are my biggest limit. It just isn't safe for me. In PE i will endure most stuff, repeating in my head that it is just two hours, and than I'm done for the week. But it just isn't responsible to make someone do a salto, if they can't even roll over properly.(Is that the word to use in english? I mean the thing when you roll over your head and than end up kneeling, that they make you learn when you're 4-5.) My parents ussualy write a note that it's too dangerous, if they didn't just talk to the teacher in the beginning of the year. Luckily they do, i was hoping to keep my spine intact for atleast the next 80 years or something...
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Re: Limitations

Postby Steph » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:42 am

I am a very determined person so I usually try, try and try again until I succeed in areas which are affected by my dyspraxia. There are exceptions though-the main one I can think of is driving. I would love to drive but I know that my coordination, observation and spatial awareness issues would make me a dangerous driver and the last thing I would want to do is hurt anyone or worse.
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Re: Limitations

Postby lalacurf121 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:37 am

and than I'm done for the week. But it just isn't responsible to make someone
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