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Postby Steph » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:16 pm

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Steph wrote:Hiya! I'm Steph and I'm 24. 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. I hope you enjoy the boards :D


Wow, that sounds amazing! I think that would be a really interesting job. I've been thinking about possibly working with people with learning disabilities as it seems a very rewarding job.


It is so rewarding! It's very challenging too, particularly for me with my memory issues, as you have to remember so much about the different therapy programmes that the students are on and there is quite a lot of challenging behaviour on the unit where I work but the good times outweigh the bad! The other day, one of my students, who doesn't have a lot of functional speech, said, as clearly as anything, "I love yous!" That was so rewarding!
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby Creative » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:09 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. I'm Jess and I'm 26. I volunteer at my local library. I hope you like the forum.
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:59 pm

Super Nekou wrote:Welcome! I'm Nekou and I'm the same age as you, though I was diagnosed at the age of 13 and I wish I could get a diagnosis of dyscalculia. I have difficulties socialising also [so much so I dont want to anymore, disregarding online forums. I still like those.] and I like animals too. Particularly cats, love cats.
I also like Harry Potter..did you enjoy The Deathly Hallows part 1? I assume you've seen it, being a fan and a fan of films too >_>


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The strange thing about my dyscalculia is that it's quite severe yet none of my teachers ever picked up on it. They just assumed I couldn't be bothered or something! Whats your story with dyscalculia?
I understand how you feel about socialising. I find it quite hard work and tiring sometimes. My numerous bad experiences with it make me not want to bother trying too! But then the lonleyness sets in!
Yes! I did enjoy the deathly hallows part 1! It was very different to the other fims I think. I seem to have a slight obsession with Harry Potter haha! Snape being my favorite character for some strange reason. What did you think of the deathly hallowes part 1?
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:05 pm

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wadey wrote:Hi im Lucy. Im 20 and was diagnosed with dyspraxia when i was 3 or 4. Im studing animal care. I have 1 rabbit, 12 guinea-pigs, 1 snake, 1 chinchilla and 3 cats.


Hi! I studied animal care last year! :) Wow, 12 guinea pigs! I only have 1 but he makes enough smell for 12! Where are you from Lucy? (If you don't mind me asking!) Are you hoping to persue a career working with animals?


I'm from Thanet, Kent. how about you? After this year of sruding I'm hoping to get a job with training police dogs. Are you working with animals?


I'm from Nottingham (aka Robin Hood land.)
Wow, that would be an amazing job!
Well i'm considering doing veterinary nursing or something working with animals at university in a couple of years. But i'm not sure if I will (even though animals are my passion) because it seems to be so hard to get a job at the moment. I want to make sure that whatever I study I will be able to get a job in after!
Are you doing a national diploma?
What do you have to do after college to do police dog training?
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:11 pm

Steph wrote:
ohpandahat wrote:
Steph wrote:Hiya! I'm Steph and I'm 24. 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. I hope you enjoy the boards :D


Wow, that sounds amazing! I think that would be a really interesting job. I've been thinking about possibly working with people with learning disabilities as it seems a very rewarding job.


It is so rewarding! It's very challenging too, particularly for me with my memory issues, as you have to remember so much about the different therapy programmes that the students are on and there is quite a lot of challenging behaviour on the unit where I work but the good times outweigh the bad! The other day, one of my students, who doesn't have a lot of functional speech, said, as clearly as anything, "I love yous!" That was so rewarding!


I can imagine that it must be hard work at times but very rewarding! I'm guessing you have to be very patient too!
How do you find coping with their challenging behaviour? I know it can be hard enough coping with average social situations when having dyspraxia!
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:12 pm

Creative wrote:Hi, welcome to the forum. I'm Jess and I'm 26. I volunteer at my local library. I hope you like the forum.


Hi! It's nice to meet you! If I was working in a library i'd be sitting, reading all day rather than working! :lol:
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Postby 07williamsdj » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:50 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Im 14 and I live in wales. I am interested in science and computing and I have a dog (shay the dogzilla) and a cat called tigger.
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Postby Steph » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:19 pm

Most of the challenging behaviour is physical. I get a lot of slaps, hits, kicks, scratches, grabs and hair pulling incidents. Managing challenging behaviour is not my strongest area but I'm getting better at it now! It doesn't help that there's no single tried and tested technique for most of the students-you have to keep trying different ones once one stops working!
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Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:27 pm

07williamsdj wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum. Im 14 and I live in wales. I am interested in science and computing and I have a dog (shay the dogzilla) and a cat called tigger.


Hi, nice to meet you! I love science too, especially biology which i'm doing at GCSE at the moment. I'm envious, i've always wanted a dog but my parents never let me!
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Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:30 pm

Steph wrote:Most of the challenging behaviour is physical. I get a lot of slaps, hits, kicks, scratches, grabs and hair pulling incidents. Managing challenging behaviour is not my strongest area but I'm getting better at it now! It doesn't help that there's no single tried and tested technique for most of the students-you have to keep trying different ones once one stops working!


I think it's good when you have to learn how to handle these things. It makes it more interesting and I suppose that two people are never the same!
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby wadey » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:35 pm

ohpandahat wrote:
wadey wrote:Hi im Lucy. Im 20 and was diagnosed with dyspraxia when i was 3 or 4. Im studing animal care. I have 1 rabbit, 12 guinea-pigs, 1 snake, 1 chinchilla and 3 cats.


I'm from Nottingham (aka Robin Hood land.)
Wow, that would be an amazing job!
Well i'm considering doing veterinary nursing or something working with animals at university in a couple of years. But i'm not sure if I will (even though animals are my passion) because it seems to be so hard to get a job at the moment. I want to make sure that whatever I study I will be able to get a job in after!
Are you doing a national diploma?
What do you have to do after college to do police dog training?


vetniarny nusring sounds great :D
Yes I am studing National Dilpoma, Did my first dilpmoa before the National one.
there is two ways to become a police dog trainer
1st option- to start with normal dog training and work your way up. This is the option I hope to do
2nd option: to be in the police force for a couple of years but it hard to get into the police force as they over empolyed and not rectuiting!
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby 07williamsdj » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:01 pm

ohpandahat wrote:
07williamsdj wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum. Im 14 and I live in wales. I am interested in science and computing and I have a dog (shay the dogzilla) and a cat called tigger.


Hi, nice to meet you! I love science too, especially biology which i'm doing at GCSE at the moment. I'm envious, i've always wanted a dog but my parents never let me!


im doing GCSE as well. I just got my marks back form my last exam. I hope you have a good time on the forum!!!
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Postby wm1995 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:37 pm

Hi. I'm William, 15 and sitting my GCSEs in the summer. Mocks are in about a month. I hope you enjoy the forum!
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:29 pm

wadey wrote:
ohpandahat wrote:
wadey wrote:Hi im Lucy. Im 20 and was diagnosed with dyspraxia when i was 3 or 4. Im studing animal care. I have 1 rabbit, 12 guinea-pigs, 1 snake, 1 chinchilla and 3 cats.


I'm from Nottingham (aka Robin Hood land.)
Wow, that would be an amazing job!
Well i'm considering doing veterinary nursing or something working with animals at university in a couple of years. But i'm not sure if I will (even though animals are my passion) because it seems to be so hard to get a job at the moment. I want to make sure that whatever I study I will be able to get a job in after!
Are you doing a national diploma?
What do you have to do after college to do police dog training?


vetniarny nusring sounds great :D
Yes I am studing National Dilpoma, Did my first dilpmoa before the National one.
there is two ways to become a police dog trainer
1st option- to start with normal dog training and work your way up. This is the option I hope to do
2nd option: to be in the police force for a couple of years but it hard to get into the police force as they over empolyed and not rectuiting!


Cool! I did my first diploma last year but I injured my back and had to have an operation so I had to finnish the course from home! I'm going down the A level route instead of a national diploma because of my back problems.
I can imagine it would be hard going through the police force! I like watching that "send in the dogs" programme on tv about police dogs! I watch most things animal related haha!
So do you have to do animal behaviour at university then?
Do you have to travel far to get to college? I used to have to go from Nottingham to Leicester which was really annoying! It used to take me 2 hours to get home some nights!
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Re: Hello! =)

Postby ohpandahat » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:32 pm

07williamsdj wrote:
ohpandahat wrote:
07williamsdj wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum. Im 14 and I live in wales. I am interested in science and computing and I have a dog (shay the dogzilla) and a cat called tigger.


Hi, nice to meet you! I love science too, especially biology which i'm doing at GCSE at the moment. I'm envious, i've always wanted a dog but my parents never let me!


im doing GCSE as well. I just got my marks back form my last exam. I hope you have a good time on the forum!!!


So did I! I did really well which makes a nice change haha! (I did revise ALOT but I often struggle in exams!) I hope you did well too! :)
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