Mental Health impacts of Dyspraxia in women
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by Dyspraxia Magazine
2w ago
Verbal dyspraxia impacts on accessing mental health services for both men and women causes challenges. Women are up to 82% more likely to be mis/undiagnosed putting women at a greater risk of mental health issues.   Developmental coordination disorder, commonly known as dyspraxia, is a neurological disorder that affects the ability to plan and coordinate physical movements. While both men and women are affected by dyspraxia, there is a growing concern about the challenges faced by dyspraxic women in accessing mental health services. This article will explore the difficulties dyspraxic wom ..read more
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Impact of social expectations for dyspraxic men
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by Dyspraxia Magazine
2w ago
For some dyspraxic men, struggling with sports and coordination can lead to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. This can contribute to a negative self-image and feelings of inadequacy, which can have a significant impact on mental health due to gendered social pressures.     Furthermore, men who struggle with sports and coordination (whether dyspraxia related or not) may be more likely to avoid physical activity as a result, which can lead to a range of associated health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. These health issues can also impact menta ..read more
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Why does the autism community reject the puzzle piece and autism speaks charity
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by Dyspraxia Magazine
3w ago
First and foremost, this magazine is owned by an autistic woman and supporting panel members, many of whom identify with autism and other neurodivergencies, such as ADHD, dyspraxia etc. The voices of the neurodivergent community will always come first, and our views align with the wider autistic community. We consider it important to share those views and help others understand the reasons behind them. So why does the community reject the puzzle symbol and Autism Speaks charity?     The autistic community has been increasingly vocal about its opposition to the organisation known as ..read more
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Dyspraxic and neurodivergent people are the pillars that hold the creative industries aloft
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by Dyspraxia Magazine
1M ago
"When you really look into it, dyspraxic and neurodivergent people are the pillars that hold the creative industries aloft. If it wasn't for us the world would be really boring." Gary Clark, 31, is a Freelance writer from England who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia in 1998.   Gary is right, not only are neurodivergent people heavy influencers in the creative industry but in fact, many of the world's most famous and successful entrepreneurs of our century have been people who have one or more neurodivergence types.   Ingvar Kamprad was a Swedish business magnate and the founder of IKEA ..read more
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Is an Adult Dyspraxia/DCD NHS diagnosis possible?
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by Dyspraxia Magazine
1M ago
We have interviewed several dyspraxic adults to share how different each person's experiences are and what some of the similarities may be. No two people are the same, even if they share some similarities like eye colour, home town, neurotype, disability, dress sense, educational level, etc.   Lea Marsden Harvey, from the UK, discovered that she was dyspraxic within the last year at age 32. Like many other late-discovered dyspraxics, Lea struggled to get a diagnosis. "My GP tried to support me with a diagnosis but was refused several times by the NHS and too expensive for me to get a priv ..read more
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Dyspraxia and Cutlery | Written by Alys Wilfred Earl
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by Krystal Shaw
1M ago
When I was around seventeen, my mother jokingly pointed out that she could always tell where my partner or I had sat at a table, mostly due to the quantity of crumbs, sauce, and other foodstuffs that had missed both our mouths and our plates. As a dyspraxic teenager, I can’t say it was an unfamiliar experience - mine was always the shirt stained with sauce, mine the napkin crumpled and dirty, mine the glass always the one leaving the wet ring on the table, just as it was always my laces that were trailing or my exercise book that went missing.   Now - an unspecified number of years later ..read more
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Universal Credit sanction impacts on disabled people
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by Krystal Shaw
2M ago
In yesterday's announcement, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated that he wants to see more people working as part of his vision for a healthier society. He argued that work is good for both physical and mental health, and that having a job can provide a sense of purpose and self-esteem. Under the new rules, claimants will be expected to prove that they are actively seeking work and attending job interviews, or risk losing their benefits. Hunt also announced plans to expand the Fit for Work scheme, which is designed to help people with health conditions return to work. However, critics ..read more
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Employment tribunals linked to Neurological Conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia up by a third
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by Krystal Shaw
1y ago
The number of employment tribunals relating to neurological conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia are up by a third in the last year. The increase in awareness around neurodiversity has led to an increase in diagnosis for these conditions. The neurodivergent communities have grown somewhat thanks to the accessibility of different social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube etc. These platforms have given workers the knowledge and resources to challenge employers on dismissals and conditions. Employment law firm Fo ..read more
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Considering A Late Diagnosis for Dyspraxia | Ivan Lewis - UK
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by Krystal Shaw
1y ago
Ever since I can remember, I have had problems with my physical co-ordination - actions like catching a ball and writing legibly were always extremely difficult. Over 40 years I have grappled with other issues like social anxiety in large gatherings; the effort to fit in with peers; problems multitasking; sensory overload and more recently multitasking. At the age of 46, I was ready to investigate what I came to realise was an underlying neurodivergent condition - something I could not easily ignore. For a middle-aged adult researching possible options, the process can seem very confusing at f ..read more
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Assistive Technology and Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment | Holly Morrow - UK
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by Krystal Shaw
1y ago
Dyslexia Specialist and Creative Writing & Wellbeing Post-Grad, Holly Morrow, discusses how assistive technology is vital to creating an inclusive learning environment. What is Assistive Technology?  Assistive technology is the use of any device, software, or equipment that helps people work around challenges so they can learn, communicate, and function better. A wheelchair for instance, is an example of assistive technology.  These tools can help individuals work around the challenges they face in day-to-day life, while also playing to their strengths. This is especially importa ..read more
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