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    My walk is pretty bad, I have really bad coordination and balance. I've found out I'm dyslexic recntly. I've been starting doing squats and my stability has increased. Any advice?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My walk is pretty bad, I have really bad coordination and balance. I've found out I'm dyslexic recntly. I've been starting doing squats and my stability has increased. Any advice?
    Have you been tested for dyspraxia also? To be honest my walking only got better over time after ballet lessons as a kid and generally thinking about my movements more and being more slow.
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    Have you been tested for dyspraxia also? To be honest my walking only got better over time after ballet lessons as a kid and generally thinking about my movements more and being more slow.
    No but I do have alot of the symptoms: difficulty going up or downhill, inadequate grasp, bad balance, over sensitive to background noise, bad short term emmory, What should I do?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    No but I do have alot of the symptoms: difficulty going up or downhill, inadequate grasp, bad balance, over sensitive to background noise, bad short term emmory, What should I do?
    How old are you and are you in some sort of education? The older you get the more likely you would have to pay for a private OT assessment, so really it depends how badly you want to know. The short term memory is supposedly more a dyslexia thing but there's a lot of cross over between the two.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    How old are you and are you in some sort of education? The older you get the more likely you would have to pay for a private OT assessment, so really it depends how badly you want to know. The short term memory is supposedly more a dyslexia thing but there's a lot of cross over between the two.
    I'm 17 and doing my A2s. I'm guessing a GP wouldn't be able to diagnose it. What kinds of specialist should I talk to?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm 17 and doing my A2s. I'm guessing a GP wouldn't be able to diagnose it. What kinds of specialist should I talk to?
    If your area has the funding for it a Gp could refer you to see an nhs occupational therapist (occupational therapist are generally the ones that diagnose dyspraxia), but most places stop funding the assessments when you hit 12/13, theres no harm in asking your gp but dont be surprised if they can't refer you.
    I think i've seen private adults assessments between £200 and £500 from private occupational therapists which if you really want to know i recon its worth it. It comes down to being your choice really, getting a diagnosis will help you to know yourself better but there wont be any support you can get from the medical perspective once you get it, unless you go private but even so that isnt much.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My walk is pretty bad, I have really bad coordination and balance. I've found out I'm dyslexic recntly. I've been starting doing squats and my stability has increased. Any advice?
    Keep doing squats.
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    Keep doing squats.
    I am but I feel like im going no where, I can't even walk in a straight line. I've been told to exercise but thats impossible with my bad stability and limited time.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am but I feel like im going no where, I can't even walk in a straight line. I've been told to exercise but thats impossible with my bad stability and limited time.
    In your post you stated that have started to perform squats, with the result being an increase in stability. If this is true, then it seems logical to continue with the squats. If it's not, I don't know why you would state it in your post.

    If you have a special condition then you need to get it diagnosed.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    In your post you stated that have started to perform squats, with the result being an increase in stability. If this is true, then it seems logical to continue with the squats. If it's not, I don't know why you would state it in your post.

    If you have a special condition then you need to get it diagnosed.
    Yeah my stability has increased relatively and is still quite bad
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    Yeah my stability has increased relatively and is still quite bad
    Okay, keep doing squats to see what improvements you can make, remembering the process will not be instant, and try to see a specialist who can give you a diagnosis if required.

    This short article might also be worth a read.
 
 
 
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