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    I'm 17 and about 6 months ago I had a dyslexia/ dyspraxia test because me and my parents have always thought i might have dyspraxia as my handwriting is awful and im quite clumsy with other stuff. Turns out i have mild dyspraxia but really severe dyslexia that is in the auditory processing region rather than having trouble with reading and spelling (i have little to no difficulty with either). After reading about it it makes sense as i've always been awkward with speaking socializing and communicating, people often assume either rude, not paying attention or autistic to which in the past i've just had to sheepishly say im not any of those things. Since being diagnosed i've tried to explain it a couple of times but people dont really understand what im on about. Can anyone whose been diagnosed with this for longer than me give some advice on how they usually explain it to people??
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    (Original post by sienna0305)
    I'm 17 and about 6 months ago I had a dyslexia/ dyspraxia test because me and my parents have always thought i might have dyspraxia as my handwriting is awful and im quite clumsy with other stuff. Turns out i have mild dyspraxia but really severe dyslexia that is in the auditory processing region rather than having trouble with reading and spelling (i have little to no difficulty with either). After reading about it it makes sense as i've always been awkward with speaking socializing and communicating, people often assume either rude, not paying attention or autistic to which in the past i've just had to sheepishly say im not any of those things. Since being diagnosed i've tried to explain it a couple of times but people dont really understand what im on about. Can anyone whose been diagnosed with this for longer than me give some advice on how they usually explain it to people??
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    I have Auditory Processing Disorder and it's difficult to explain to people - partly because unlike Dyslexia, I don't think many people have heard of it. I tend to say something like "I hear what you say, but I don't process it properly. This means certain words and letters don't sound like what you've said". Or something like that.
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    (Original post by sienna0305)
    I'm 17 and about 6 months ago I had a dyslexia/ dyspraxia test because me and my parents have always thought i might have dyspraxia as my handwriting is awful and im quite clumsy with other stuff. Turns out i have mild dyspraxia but really severe dyslexia that is in the auditory processing region rather than having trouble with reading and spelling (i have little to no difficulty with either). After reading about it it makes sense as i've always been awkward with speaking socializing and communicating, people often assume either rude, not paying attention or autistic to which in the past i've just had to sheepishly say im not any of those things. Since being diagnosed i've tried to explain it a couple of times but people dont really understand what im on about. Can anyone whose been diagnosed with this for longer than me give some advice on how they usually explain it to people??
    Hey there, I m dyslexic and dyspraxic too, i explain the dyspraxia by explaining to someone it's like using your non dominant hand for things you can do perfectly with your dominant hand and i explain the dyslexia by saying it's like my brains processor is slower than a normal persons (on top of explaining my reading difficulties and memory difficulties). I think using some sort of analogy can help people understand better or by giving examples.
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    My old hearing therapist did once say that a patient of hers once described auditory processing disorder as "hearing Dyslexia". (or rather, the hearing form of it)
 
 
 
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