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The Difficulty of Being Organised

Being organised when you have dyspraxia is often very difficult. I find it to be one of my biggest difficulties because it affects me in so many areas of my everyday life. It is more then just putting things away were they belong. When we look at a task we need to decide what needs to be done. We then […]

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A Frustrating Brain

I have returned to studying as a mature age student to try to get myself some skills to get a job. Having dyspraxia means I can’t just go down to Mcdonalds and apply for a job. Being unable to multi-task I would be to slow. I decided to try Information Technology as there are many jobs in this area and […]

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Organising My Thoughts

  Organising My Thoughts Everyone with dyspraxia is different and we don’t all have exactly the same difficulties. It isn’t like a disease with a set of symptoms that are always present. I struggle with some things that other people with dyspraxia don’t find a problem. I also know of other people who have difficulty in areas that I don’t. […]

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LEARNING TO DRIVE

Learning to drive can be difficult for people with dyspraxia. Like many other things it takes extra effort and practice. Many people do eventually get an automatic driver’s license; some even manage a manual license. Unfortunately I am not one of them. There are many reasons why some of us don’t learn to drive. I would like to share some […]

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My New OT

This week I was given a new Occupational Therapist (OT). She told me that the brain can be rewired to do anything if you do it 700 times. I am not so sure. I am sure that I have tied my shoelaces more than 700 times and they still won’t stay done up. Perhaps in people with brain injuries from […]

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Returning to Study

I recently decided to return to study. I wanted to study full time but the cost was prohibitive. The state government has recently removed many subsidies on education causing the price of a course to triple. After considering my other commitment’s in life, financial stress and the organisational difficulties of my dyspraxia ,I decided to start off part time. Our […]

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Dyspraxia in a sports mad country

Australia is a great place to live and I love it. But growing up in a country that is sport mad is far from easy when you have dyspraxia. The fact that sport is a compulsory part of the  school curriculum  is just the tip of the ice berg. Much of the socialising at recess and lunchtime involves sport. This […]

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