(Original post by joey11223)
I don't know how I'd describe, there's a lot to it really..
Spectrum wise, it can effect people different and it does have levels of severity. I was diagnosed with developmental dyspraxia as a child for a number of reasons, among them failing to crawl then to walk at the ages you're expected to, clumsy movements, not being able to tie shoe laces and such.
There's a girl on this forum, possibly on this thread I'm not sure, that can't dress herself because it's so severe. But like my asthma, which I no longer have, I feel my dyspraxia effects me in a fairly minor way.
Issues I have are..
following a set of instructions with multiple steps, I'll often forget what I'm doing in the middle of a task. This links with fairly poor short term memory, someone will tell me something, I'll go off to do it or just walk off with the instruction to do something later, then when I get to where I'm meant to do the task, I'll forget why I'm there.
Physical activities which involve fine motor skills are also a problem. I can tie my shoe laces but it takes me longer then other people, but certain fastenings on clothes are very hard to do up or undo.
Writing wise my writing is very messy and I have a poor pen grip so my hand often aches.
Then communication wise, I'm incredibly talkative and often don't realise when to stop talking, also my voice often gets steadily louder if I'm talking for along time and occasionally someone will have to tell me to quieten down a bit.
Generally I'd just say I'm rather clumsy, hence why I was diagnosed with "clumsy child syndrome", wasn't so PC back then