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Do I have dyspraxia?

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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    I'm sorry, but, no, I didn't. It's hard to pinpoint where my difficulties stem from i.e. mental health or Aspergers, which is why i'd rather a diagnosis. Some of my teachers make it sound as though i'm making excuses when I try to explain a problem with a certain task.
    Ah, fair enough. A diagnosis may be handy in future when it comes to work as well, I suppose.
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    I'm sure you're not stupid. You probably just have trouble executing simple tasks like me.
    Oh no I can quite happily call it stupidity. Someone throws a ball at me, it'll smack me in the face before I think to put my hands out, I run like Phoebe from Friends, I try to do intricate things with my hands and they just don't work, I lose things daily, I'm perpetually 10 minutes late, I knock the car at least once a week, trip, walk into things, knock myself & break things constantly, burn the dinner almost every day & regularly flood the bathroom forgetting to turn the taps off, I repeat myself in conversation easily 4 or 5 times & I never shut up, anyone who knows me knows they actually have to tell me to stop talking because I just won't.... There may be a reason for it but it's still damn bloody stupid!! :facepalm: I'm embrace the moron in me now, she makes me spesh.

    Just took an online Autism test & scored 27. 32=Autism.
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    Starting a sentence with "Err" infers that the person you are talking to has made a stupid remark.




    Anyway, back to the point. If I were you, I would be more tempted to approach this through an educational route, that being your school nurse/councillor. It will be an educational psychologist who assesses you after all. Perhaps raise the issue with them first, and they can put you in touch with the right people.
    Oh, I see what you mean. I wasn't using 'err' as a sarcastic remark, I used it in the confused sense; hence, the confused emoticon. Does that explain things?

    Thanks for the advice, I think that sounds like a better route.

    Just out of interest, why did leave such a large space between the two paragraphs?
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    Oh, I see what you mean. I wasn't using 'err' as a sarcastic remark, I used it in the confused sense; hence, the confused emoticon. Does that explain things?

    Thanks for the advice, I think that sounds like a better route.

    Just out of interest, why did leave such a large space between the two paragraphs?
    Yes don't worry, I understand now that you weren't being rude, but most people writing in that way would have been! lol.

    I left a large space just to show that I was just leaving that conversation behind and then starting to talk about something different.

    Anyway you should be aware that you'll probably have to pay for the test if you do have it. It might be about £150 or more.
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    (Original post by Oppro)
    Oh no I can quite happily call it stupidity. Someone throws a ball at me, it'll smack me in the face before I think to put my hands out, I run like Phoebe from Friends, I try to do intricate things with my hands and they just don't work, I lose things daily, I'm perpetually 10 minutes late, I knock the car at least once a week, trip, walk into things, knock myself & break things constantly, burn the dinner almost every day & regularly flood the bathroom forgetting to turn the taps off, I repeat myself in conversation easily 4 or 5 times & I never shut up, anyone who knows me knows they actually have to tell me to stop talking because I just won't.... There may be a reason for it but it's still damn bloody stupid!! :facepalm: I'm embrace the moron in me now, she makes me spesh.

    Just took an online Autism test & scored 27. 32=Autism.
    I do the same, but I realise that my Aspergers accounts for the latter part.
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    (Original post by najinaji)
    Ah, fair enough. A diagnosis may be handy in future when it comes to work as well, I suppose.
    Yes, I agree, I only want the diagnosis to help with the teacher aspect. This is a tad off topic, but, have I come across as rude in my replies?
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    Yes, I agree, I only want the diagnosis to help with the teacher aspect. This is a tad off topic, but, have I come across as rude in my replies?
    You've come accross to me as young & frustrated, which I think you are! Not necessarily rude, maybe a bit impatient...
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    Yes don't worry, I understand now that you weren't being rude, but most people writing in that way would have been! lol.

    I left a large space just to show that I was just leaving that conversation behind and then starting to talk about something different.

    Anyway you should be aware that you'll probably have to pay for the test if you do have it. It might be about £150 or more.
    That's fine, I have DLA funds for that. Thanks for explaining the aforementioned, I can be a bit of a fail at sarcasm sometimes.
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    I already have a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome, but am almost certain I have dyspraxia to some extent. I meet the criteria for all aspects though, inevitably, with varying severities to some symptoms. It also explains my deficiency in failing to write at a normal pace, which I have always seen as part of my OCD or a perfectionistic/pedantic trait.

    It also explains my dropped arches (flat foot) and poor posture - I sit as though I have a hunchback.

    How would I go about getting an assessment? My GP is abominable - in my 17 years of being his patient, I have seen him twice. The first when I was a toddler and the second when A&E called him to inform him of my attempted suicide. :facepalm:
    I have a very mild case of dyspraxia. It was noticed when I was a child by a teacher. Due to my inability to write properly. She had me referred as they thought it was dyslexia. It turns out I can't walk in a straight line, hold a pen correctly and trip over a tad more than normal people.

    Just go to your GP, no one here can diagnose something via a PC screen.
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    (Original post by Oppro)
    You've come accross to me as young & frustrated, which I think you are! Not necessarily rude, maybe a bit impatient...
    Oh, ok. :rolleyes: As long as I don't come across as rude.
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    (Original post by Tyler.)
    I have a very mild case of dyspraxia. It was noticed when I was a child by a teacher. Due to my inability to write properly. She had me referred as they thought it was dyslexia. It turns out I can't walk in a straight line, hold a pen correctly and trip over a tad more than normal people.

    Just go to your GP, no one here can diagnose something via a PC screen.
    My GP is terrible, I think i'll try to explore the SENCO avenue first.
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    (Original post by Oppro)
    Oh no I can quite happily call it stupidity. Someone throws a ball at me, it'll smack me in the face before I think to put my hands out, I run like Phoebe from Friends, I try to do intricate things with my hands and they just don't work, I lose things daily, I'm perpetually 10 minutes late, I knock the car at least once a week, trip, walk into things, knock myself & break things constantly, burn the dinner almost every day & regularly flood the bathroom forgetting to turn the taps off, I repeat myself in conversation easily 4 or 5 times & I never shut up, anyone who knows me knows they actually have to tell me to stop talking because I just won't.... There may be a reason for it but it's still damn bloody stupid!! :facepalm: I'm embrace the moron in me now, she makes me spesh.
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    Could have been describing me there
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    Like others on this thread I was diagnosed with dyspraxia when I was at nursery. I remember reading somewhere (i think the dyspraxia UK website) that if you have aspergers/autism then you shouldn't also be diagnosed with dyspraxia as they are inter-related in some way and can present in similar ways. As others have said to take this further you need an educational psychologist report as its your 1st diagnosis i'd try and find a dyspraxia specialist although this could make the report more expensive.
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    I already have a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome, but am almost certain I have dyspraxia to some extent. I meet the criteria for all aspects though, inevitably, with varying severities to some symptoms. It also explains my deficiency in failing to write at a normal pace, which I have always seen as part of my OCD or a perfectionistic/pedantic trait.

    It also explains my dropped arches (flat foot) and poor posture - I sit as though I have a hunchback.

    How would I go about getting an assessment? My GP is abominable - in my 17 years of being his patient, I have seen him twice. The first when I was a toddler and the second when A&E called him to inform him of my attempted suicide. :facepalm:
    A bit more explanation on how you meet the criteria for all aspects? Dyspraxia to my knowledge doesn't cause poor posture or dropped arches but correct me if you quote your source.
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    (Original post by AkDo)
    A bit more explanation on how you meet the criteria for all aspects? Dyspraxia to my knowledge doesn't cause poor posture or dropped arches but correct me if you quote your source.
    The dyspraxia foundation - http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.u...d_symptoms.php

    I think it mentions flat feet in the second bullet point under the gross motor co-ordination skills.
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    (Original post by greenpeas)
    Like others on this thread I was diagnosed with dyspraxia when I was at nursery. I remember reading somewhere (i think the dyspraxia UK website) that if you have aspergers/autism then you shouldn't also be diagnosed with dyspraxia as they are inter-related in some way and can present in similar ways. As others have said to take this further you need an educational psychologist report as its your 1st diagnosis i'd try and find a dyspraxia specialist although this could make the report more expensive.
    Okay. Thank you, i'll follow the advice given.
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    I don't necessarily want one, it's more to raise awareness to my organisational difficulties .
    That is DEFINETELY dyspraxia, because that's one of the aspects I am the worst with.
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    (Original post by gagaslilmonsteruk)
    That is DEFINETELY dyspraxia, because that's one of the aspects I am the worst with.
    You're telling me. :five:
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    If you go through your GP, you may not need to pay for an assessment.
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    I went to my GP today about my dyspraxia getting worse as I'm very stressed at the moment & the possibility of something else being wrong with me, he was useless & said it's a 5 minutre appointment & he can't deal with that in 5 mins so come back another day. What the hell is the point of an appointment system if they are so short they don't have the time to deal with anything??? Going back next week for a 10 minute appointment. :rolleyes: But the rushed impression I got was that they can deal with it at the GP.

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