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I want to raise more awareness about dyspraxia and I want to open up a foundation for it. The definition for dyspraxia is a developmental disorder of the brain in childhood causing difficulty in activities requiring coordination and movement.
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How is it diagnosed? When were you diagnosed?
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Did you ever learn to write properly in primary school? Did they support you well enough?
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How is it diagnosed? When were you diagnosed?
I was diagnosed by a specialist teacher and I had to go through a 3 hour assessment. At the time, my teachers thought that I have dylexisia because I have bad handwriting, however I disagreed with them. I was asked a range of questions and I also participated in a few tests for example, some involved testing my memory and others involved testing my verbal intelligence.

I was diagnosed in the summer 2017 just before I started my second year of A levels. I was not examined on my movement. There was an emphasis on my cognitive weaknesses and I was also asked a lot of questions about my childhood too.
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(Original post by Kinder Bueno)
How old are you?
I am 21
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Anonymous #2
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Are you a boy or girl?
Did you ever wet the bed because of it or wet your pants at school with it? I have and I have it
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(Original post by Dancer2001)
Did you ever learn to write properly in primary school? Did they support you well enough?
Yeah I could write properly in primary school, but I would hold the pen differently. I would have a 'unique' handwriting. I was undiagnosed throughout primary school and high school. Other kids in class mentioned that I have different handwriting, but I could not figure out the reasons for writing differently.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I was diagnosed by a specialist teacher and I had to go through a 3 hour assessment. At the time, my teachers thought that I have dylexisia because I have bad handwriting, however I disagreed with them. I was asked a range of questions and I also participated in a few tests for example, some involved testing my memory and others involved testing my verbal intelligence.

I was diagnosed in the summer 2017 just before I started my second year of A levels. I was not examined on my movement. There was an emphasis on my cognitive weaknesses and I was also asked a lot of questions about my childhood too.
Has the diagnosis helped you learn ways to manage the condition?
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(Original post by Kinder Bueno)
According to Google, mainly children suffer from this condition, I haven't come across an article about adults who have it.
what do you think happens to children with it when they become adults?
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Are you a boy or girl?
Did you ever wet the bed because of it or wet your pants at school with it? I have and I have it
I am a girl and I did not wet the bed my pants.
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I am a girl and I did not wet the bed my pants.
Never even once?
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Did you ever get smacked on the bum for being naughty, then turn out years later it was something you could not help
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Do you have twitter or instagram?
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(Original post by Kinder Bueno)
According to Google, mainly children suffer from this condition, I haven't come across an article about adults who have it.
A lot of children suffer through the physical symptoms for example, clumsiness and not being able to catch a ball. However, the condition is life-long and there are a lot of people that struggle with it and are being diagnosed later on in life. Dyspraxia can also affect adults and involve struggles with having a poor-short term memory, organisation, time - management, anxiety, verbal dyspraxia as well as, socialising. There are a lot of difficulties listed online. However, I do not struggle with verbal dyspraxia, I have always been good at public speaking and I used to love doing it at primary school. I continued public speaking during A levels. I also love socialising with others too! I have never struggled to make friends, I can easily talk to strangers. However, I also struggle with a lot of anxiety everyday because I have been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and I have a poor - short term memory. A lot of people who have dyspraxia have an excellent long-term memory and a good episodic memory. The studies have shown this. I have a good long term memory and episodic memory. I am also better at organisation and I balanced having 5 jobs last year (4 working for beauty designer brands and I also tutored A level students). As well as, self-taught History and law A level.
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Do you have twitter or instagram?
I deleted Twitter and Instagram, do you need to ask me a personal question?
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Oh, no ****, I do too, best of luck with the foundation
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I deleted Twitter and Instagram, do you need to ask me a personal question?
I was hoping too
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Anonymous #1
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Did you ever get smacked on the bum for being naughty, then turn out years later it was something you could not help
I found this funny haha but no
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Ever forget your PE kit and have to borrow the school spares
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Ever forget your PE kit and have to borrow the school spares
Yeah I forgot my PE kit, but I got away with wearing my shirt instead. I used to have fun with my friends and laugh in PE rather than take it seriously.
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