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Postby lurcherGirl » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:18 am

Hi,

Very glad I've found this site. I've always been different and felt really bad about myself, as I'm getting older it's becoming more apparent & I'm sticking out like a sore thumb, which is getting me quite down.

I've just stated uni & am struggling big style, nearly dropped out a number of times. Have finally persuaded them to test me for dyslexia, apparently this'll show up dyspraxia as well. Apparently I was diagnosed with DCD as a 3 year old, but it was decided not to stignatise me in school, so help I got stopped.

I'm currently mixed emotions regarding dyspraxia, I've just been on a high level sports coaching course(I'm a good coach, I'm good at putting things in simple terms & knowing what / how people learn - not so good at the sport :oops: ), but I stuck out on the course, not being able to process the info in the way it was given (very technical language & random), one of the instructors asked the others on the course to use plain english for me. :oops: I feel a total failure as I found the course very hard to access and feel that although I'm a good coach I can't progress any further as I'm at my limit because I can't access the info in these courses. I'll be able to process everything on the course, it'll just take me about a month, rather than everyone else in the 3 days.

I rather embarassingly got upset on the course, after the second day one of the other students quizzed me about my lack of eye contact with the leader of the course, she then informed me she was a disability awareness adviser at a uni & that I had aspergus. This was bad enough but it turned out that this had been discussed by a number of people who were meant to be observing the coach not me. I just wanted to fit in, so when it came to my coaching being observed, I'd already had a lengthy cry with one of the instructors, worried about my personality beig picked apart again. How to embarass myself in formt of 6 of the uks leading coaches in my sport :cry:

I'll be honest, I've been in floods of tears for weeks (I know a visit to the doc to up the pills :cry: ). Yesterday I went out with the dogs for a walk up in the hills not kitted up, not knowing if I was going to be returning or not. A lot of reflection time, I'm still here. Looking at the forum has cheered me up alot, looking at others experiences I can see that although I'm not normal & guess I'll never be, I can still have a life & need to learn to laugh at my problems rather than get down about them.

It's good to see people laughing at some of their problems rather than getting down about them and that people are able to get on with things :)
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Steph » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:23 pm

Hiya! I'm Steph and I'm 23. I have both dyspraxia and Aspergers Syndrome. I live in Surrey in south east England and I work as a support worker in a residential school for children with severe and complex epilepsy and other neurological and physical disabilities. It is very challenging but I enjoy it and I am getting better at it now! I love animals (I have 3 cats at home), the Internet, learning about other cultures and languages, reading and listening to music. Your story has made me angry on your behalf-I cannot believe they stopped all your help at school thinking that it would stigmatise you-the support is there for a reason! I hope you enjoy the boards and that being a member here helps you to feel better about yourself :D
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Remus » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:20 pm

Hello, welcome to DT. I'm Remus, I'm 17 and I'm mild dyspraxic (although it's unofficial, trying to get it sorted out). I live in Birmingham, West Midlands where I am currently training to be a zookeeper. I have four cats and two fish and love all sorts of animals! I love books, movies, music, television especially TV series.

Glad you found the site. So sorry to hear about them taking away your help like that. Good luck with everything. Hopefully though being on DT will helps you.
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:32 pm

*hugs* I hope you're ok and that you like it here.
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Piers1 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:30 am

They're the ABNORMAL ONES!!!! It's US vs THEM!!!!
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:38 am

Piers, I hope you're joking. Sorry, it's hard to tell. I'm tired and my brain is a bit scrambled.

There is no abnormal and no normal. Nobody vs. anybody. Humans just need to learn to be decent each other despite/because of differences.

To be seen as normal is a privilege. But privilege =/= being a bad person. Privilege is a system and...

I am too tired to explain this problem. But read "unpacking the invisible napsack".
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby pinkparrot » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:39 am

vs is not good.
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Alice » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:44 pm

I think he was joking.

Anyway, welcome to the forum, I hope we can help.
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Creative » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:54 pm

Welcome to the forum! :D
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby JamesStanley » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:17 pm

Welcome to the forum hope you enjoy it
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby lurcherGirl » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:36 pm

It's official Ed Psyched & both dyspraxic & dyslexic. I can't believe what a relief it is - it's given me a reason why I always felt thick, stupid & useless.

I feel like a great weight has been lifted & alot of anxiety about basic things has gone, I now know why i get the words mixed up or why my mind goes blank at times & why i've been panicing and been anxious alot.

If I jumble my words or trip over, i can now laugh it off rather than being embarassed I know why & i can tell people if i choose to.

Things on the degree course are now looking up with tutors now semi understanding & an hour a week with a specialist tutor :D

Now awaiting DSA assessment to see what they're willing to fund, hopefully they'll continue the support.
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby madame_tigre » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:14 pm

I'm glad that you have now got your diagnosis and that things are looking up for you.
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Re: Glad I've found this site

Postby Ben Jackson » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:46 pm

Hi,
Welcome to DT.
I'm Ben and I've got mild & verbal dyspraxia.
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