Probably down rated because saying you're "proud" of being dyspraxic makes..little sense. How does it make you proud to have a disability? It just..is, you have dyspraxia or you don't...I can't see how you'd be proud. ( I didn't neg you btw, but it make me think "...come again?" when I read your opening post)
Anyway I was diagnosed with pretty bad developmental dyspraxia as a child. It's gotten a lot better, I'm not the sort who literally cannot dress themselves or anything. If I don't mention it people don't really have much of a reason to notice beyond me being a little clumsy, I've always been thought of as the clumsy one in any group of friends, but it's been a light hearted thing. The main issue I have is forgetting what I'm doing in the middle of a task, forgetting steps I've been told in a task, or deciding to do something, going to the place to do it, then not knowing why I'm there.
I suppose academically the only thing which could effect me is short term memory (though I cannot compare my memory to someone not diagnosed, so how accurate claims are that memory is impacted is unclear.) and hand writing ability. I hold my pen poorly and my hand gets very painful during exams, I had to stop writing completely in my A-level history exam for 10 minutes, then after that it really was a scrawl, probably cost me marks.
I've never thought about applying for anything like extra time though. No point now since I've got through my academic career without mentioning it, only in primary school was I in special classes.
Last edited by joey11223; 05-05-2012 at 21:41.