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Remembering Your Shopping

    I am sure I am not the only person who forgets what they wanted when they get to the shops. Aimlessly wandering the shelves trying to remember what it was doesn’t help. Of course once I arrive back home I remember what it was. There are then 2 choices return to the shops to buy what I needed […]

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Dyspraxia and Being an Education Assistant

I trained to be an Education Assistant 3 years ago. I wanted to help children who were having difficulties at school for whatever reason.Sometimes that extra time spent with a child can make the difference between success or failure. Children with learning disabilities are not stupid. They just have extra challenges that children with neuro-typical brains don’t have. Sometimes they […]

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The Greatest Gift Anyone Ever Gave Me

  Growing up I was a very clumsy child. I would walk into things, drop things and knock things over. I remember we often used to walk barefoot in those days and my big toes were always bleeding because I would constantly stub them. In most families the older siblings help the younger ones. In our house my younger siblings […]

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How to Help a Child with Poor Working Memory

Not all children with poor working memories have a learning disability. However it is more common in children with a neuro- diverse condition.These include Dyspraxia,Dyslexia,ADHD, and Aspergers Syndrome. A child with Dyspraxia is 7 times as likely to have poor visual/spacial working memory then a child with a neuro-typical brain. They are already consciously thinking about their movements ,as well […]

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Signs of a Poor Working Memory

In a previous post I discussed what working memory is and how it may affect people with some learning disabilities including dyspraxia. What are the signs that you or someone you know may have poor working memory? In this post I would like t talk about the signs that someone may have poor working memory. It can be difficult to […]

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You Can Do More Than You Think

Sometimes life throws situations at us that we think we can’t handle, but we can achieve more than we think. My son was unfairly dismissed by his employer. We couldn’t afford a lawyer to represent him, but someone had to if he was going to get justice. The only person willing to do it was me. Anyone who knows me […]

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Dyspraxia and Working Memory

  Many of the challenges I face with dyspraxia involve the use of working memory. Poor working memory can make some otherwise simple tasks difficult and affects not only dyspraxia but several other learning disabilities as well. So what is working memory ? Working memory is the part of short-term memory that allows us to remember information while using that […]

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