A week ago today, I arrived in Birmingham for the Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Conference. I’d been looking forward to it for months, but even so, it surpassed my expectations. First things first though, after getting off the train I had to get lost trying to find my hotel in the rain! I had planned to […]
I don’t remember ever having a good relationship with my body. I don’t mean how it looks, although there is that. But how it functions, or struggles to function. I feel guilty saying that – lots of people have bigger struggles than me. And yet, for most of my life, I’ve seen my body more […]
Earlier this week, I posted about why I sought an assessment for dyspraxia as an adult. Following on from that, this post covers my experience of the assessment process via my university. I’ll also share some tips that helped or would have helped me during the process – some will be aimed at people seeking diagnosis, others will be more relevant to professionals involved in making that diagnosis.
I was in my late 20s when I first seriously considered that I might be dyspraxic. For much of my life, I had wondered if there was something wrong with me that would explain my general lack of coordination, but I didn’t know what that something might be.
When I read about and learned about dyspraxia, a bubble of hope sprung up inside me. Could this be the thing, could it be possible that I wasn’t making something out of nothing?
After being diagnosed with dyspraxia and dyslexia in the third term of the third year of my doctorate, I was advised to apply for DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance). In the light of recent news reporting that huge numbers of students miss out, I thought I’d share what got in the way of me applying, and […]
Yesterday I went to the Dyspraxia Foundation’s AGM and conference in London. The sun was shining when I left the house and I was all set to have a great day – except for the pounding headache that painkillers had so far failed to shift. I was really pleased with myself when I got to […]
It seems a bit of a tradition for us dyspraxic bloggers to write a post about what dyspraxia actually is. Fortunately, awareness does seem to be increasing, no doubt helped by Ryan’s dyspraxia in Dr Who and people like Daniel Radcliffe being open about their dyspraxia. That’s great, but I’m still unclear. What’s dyspraxia? Dyspraxia […]