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Fact Sheets

PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:27 pm
by award
hi all i have a fact sheet explaining the main points about dyspraxia , dyslexia and aspergers.


i have found this useful to explaining it to "normies"

if u want a copy please pm me or email me as i cannot upload it for some reason

many thanks to abi for helping me make this.



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Aspergers syndrome
Aspergers syndrome is an autistic spectrum disorder. It is a high functioning form of autism, and does not normally have a detrimental effect on intelligence or learning ability.
The main problems of Aspergers syndrome are
Social interaction and communication
This is difficulties with ‘reading’ people, and with understanding non-literal spoken word, even though their grasp of language is often good. They can appear to lack empathy, although this is very rarely the case, they are just having difficulties showing it.
Imagination and inflexibility of thought
This is difficulties with abstract thought, sometimes affecting the ability to understand another point of view, and a tendency to take things literally.
Sensory input
People with Aspergers syndrome may be very sensitive in any or all of their senses and a lot of stimuli can make them irritable, and they are likely to try to get away from or block out some of the stimuli.
Motor skill difficulties
A person with Aspergers syndrome may appear slightly clumsy, or have awkward movement, but these difficulties very rarely cause a problem once a person has learned a skill, but may affect the route by which a person achieves an objective.
Organisational difficulties
People with Aspergers normally have a routine, and sometimes over organise to compensate for their difficulties.

This may sound severe, but many children and teenagers manage to go undiagnosed throughout education in mainstream schools.
For more information see the national autistic society website - http://www.autism.org.uk/en-gb/about-au ... drome.aspx

Dyslexia
Dyslexia is generally quite well known, and it is essentially difficulties with reading, and a dyslexic may read and write slowly, or avoid it were possible. It can also cause difficulties with organisation, but these are often counteracted if by people tending to over plan. It can also affect a person’s ability to determine left from right and other elements of sense of direction.
For more information, please see the British dyslexia association website - http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

Dyspraxia
People with dyspraxia often have difficulties with;
Motor skills
Speech, but these difficulties are rarely severe once a person has learned to talk
Difficulty tracking movements with their eyes smoothly without moving their head.
Over, or under sensitivity to sensual stimuli
Poor sense of direction
Poor awareness of where their body is without looking
Poor short term memory
Easily distraction
Slow to finish specific tasks
Being erratic, have good and bad days
Impulsivity

For more information, please see the dyspraxia foundation website - http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/index.php


All of the disabilities explained above have a lot of overlap, and although they effects my sound severe, in reality, people learn to deal with them, and can achieve exactly the same as any other person. It is common for people with difficulties to find their own way around a problem as the normal way around a problem may be difficult, or the problem may not normally be experienced, so there is no set way round it. Individuals vary, and not all the problems are present in each individual.

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Dyspraxica only information
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Dyspraxia
People with dyspraxia often have difficulties with;
Motor skills
Speech, but these difficulties are rarely severe once a person has learned to talk
Difficulty tracking movements with their eyes smoothly without moving their head.
Over, or under sensitivity to sensual stimuli
Social difficulties, such as being over-literal, or difficulties in reading people
Poor sense of direction
Poor awareness of where their body is without looking (can lead into tripping easily or walking into things)
Poor short term memory
Easy distraction
Poor balance
Being slow to finish specific tasks
Being erratic, have good and bad days
Impulsivity

For more information, please see the dyspraxia foundation website - http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/index.php


This affects everyone differently, but the way affects me is mainly:
Clumsiness (mostly if distracted or new to a task)
Tripping more often than most, especially on uneven ground or stairs, or when distracted
Poor short term memory – may ask for instructions to be repeated
Sensory processing problems – I dislike being touched, especially if not expecting it, I dislike bright light (it can trigger migraines) so I wear a hat (as good as) all the time, I dislike unexpected loud noise
Being over-literal and not reading people well - if I’m wrong, feel free to point it out, but quietly and to the side please, not making a big thing of it.
Easily distracted from most tasks – not normally a problem, unless I have to do something I’m really not interested in or can’t see a point in.
I am variable, I have good and bad days
I can be slow to finish some tasks, but not all – please don’t nag if I’m struggling.
Difficulties with left and right if I can’t see my hands – not a problem if I can see my fingers.
Poor balance, especially when crouching – I don’t crouch, I normally end up damaging something, often myself
Extreme difficulties with running (but I am sorting these out)
Separation difficulties – doing different things with each hand takes extra practice.

Overall, please don’t make a bit thing of it, I’m normally ok with teasing, but if I say stop, I mean it. If I am struggling or will struggle, I will say. There is nothing I cannot achieve, but I might take a different route or more time to achieve the same goal as everyone else. I am not afraid of hard work to reach a goal.

Re: Fact Sheets

PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:49 pm
by abi
http://hubpages.com/hub/information-she ... ities?done
i know its the same one as the dyspraxia only one above, but there is more information at the begining of the article.

Re: Fact Sheets

PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:50 pm
by award
thanks abi , we make a good team lol

Re: Fact Sheets

PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:09 pm
by Steph
It's a brilliant idea-I like it :D

Re: Fact Sheets

PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:32 pm
by smileygal
thank you so much that will help me load!
Its such a pain when i tell people I have dispraxia and they assume im dyslexic :(

Re: Fact Sheets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:18 am
by scarlette_gee
i always wondered why i dont like being hugged or touched i will only let cirtain people hug me