Share any tips or ideas that you have which make living with dyspraxia easier.(Please start a new thread for each tip)
Mon May 02, 2011 12:29 pm
whenever I eat with a knife and fork I always hold the fork in my left hand and use the knife to cut things with my right hand,(i'm right handed) this is what most people without dyspraxia seem to do. However I have noticed that most of them then use the fork in their left hand (or right hand if they are left handed) to pick up the food and eat it, whilst I have to swap the fork into my right hand because I find it really hard to eat with my left hand. Does anyone else have this problem?
Mon May 02, 2011 3:55 pm
I normally swap the fork into my right hand as well.
Mon May 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Yes, I also do this
Wed May 04, 2011 11:29 am
I swap them around throughout eating, I think I only cut with my right hand though.
Thu May 05, 2011 1:02 am
I do this as well
Mon May 09, 2011 8:39 am
I do this too! Fork in right hand, knife in left hand. Though where possible, as I still find it a struggle to cut, I only use a fork. For sunday dinners in the house I use a spoon. Can be a bit of a struggle in a resturant when I'm trying to cut and if desperate I'll ask somebody else to help me.
Mon May 09, 2011 6:36 pm
chilli or curry I get a spoon for.
Mon May 09, 2011 6:54 pm
I don't swap hands and I eat with the fork in my left hand and knife in my right hand but I hold the fork like a spoon rather than with the prongs downwards, if that makes sense. My mum is always nagging me about it as it's apparently not good etiquette. I also tend to tear at my food rather than cut it as it's easier for my coordination but nobody gets this and just think it's laziness.
Mon May 09, 2011 7:47 pm
I always swap my knife and fork around
Fri May 13, 2011 4:15 pm
I use my left hand for my fork and my right hand for a knife. I'm also left-handed.
Fri May 13, 2011 6:45 pm
lol I also always swap hands to eat without realising just randomly as well
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:22 pm
I always eat with the fork in the right hand, and my knife in the left (Im right handed), but I can't use spoon and fork! I just can't work it out!
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:38 pm
I tend to only use one utensil if I can manage it, either a fork or a spoon. If it is a meal that requires a fork and a knife, I do struggle with it, more depending on what it actually is. I switch them around constantly as well and food does tend to fly off the plate as well when I'm cutting into it.
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:58 pm
I struggle quite a bit with eating with a knife and fork.
But I have got into a natural habit where I swap them in my hands, I don't notice I'm doing it. I just do because I find it alot easier. :p
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:10 pm
Like Steph, I use my fork like a spoon and tear my food as opposed to cutting it, as I simply have never got the hang of cutting food! My method is holding the food in place with my knife and then tearing it with my fork, which my mum hates but it's the best I can do I'm afraid
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