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Share any tips or ideas that you have which make living with dyspraxia easier.(Please start a new thread for each tip)

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Postby kitty123 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:28 pm

when people are talking about when we were a baby and how old we were when we walked and cralwed a get vdery nervous becuase i never crawed and walked at a very old age about 3/4 i had only just started walikin when i went to nursrey but because i had only just started i has to go to a special one and i have no idea what to say when people ask when i satrted walking and i also use a alphasmart and people ask why i use any tips on what to say to them :?: :)
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Re: people asking

Postby k9ruby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:01 pm

I just would make a joke of it and explain your condition. I think I was about 2 when I took my first steps, which I suppose is at the later end of normal, but just say your brain is wired a bit differently than everyone else's and that your messages from your brain to your limbs get a bit mixed up. Personally if I haven't got alot of time, I just liken it to being drunk 24/7 (which is how my neurologist explained it to me!). People tend to understand that from experience. :) Hope this helps.
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Re: people asking

Postby Dizzy D » Sat May 15, 2010 1:04 pm

I can't reay use the drunk explonasion (I'm 12) what could I say??
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Re: people asking

Postby abi » Sat May 15, 2010 3:14 pm

be honest, evrybody views thier own conditon differently.
i find the best way to explain it is show them something, i find the best one is hyperextention/hyperflexability in my fingers, but some people will make a joke about it, and others will just deflect/avoid the questions.

even though you are only 12, you can say that people often describe it as being drunk all the time.

however you explain it, i find that if people start to tease you about it, join in, laugh at yourself, and the people teasing you are likley to stop, and you feel better about it yourself.

i hope i have helped you, i will do more if i can
the way i see it, dyspraxia is an extra hurdle in every race i run, but that extra hurdle, is just extra exercise, so in the end, i will come through stronger.
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