Dyspraxia what it is and why we’re not ‘clumsy’ -
I’ve been debating writing a blog on this for a metric shit ton of time but I really don’t feel like it makes for interesting enough reading so I’m just going to stick it here and hope I can enlighten one person, hopefully more, as to what dyspraxia is. Dyspraxia is also known as DCD (developmental co-ordination disorder) is a neurological condition that primarily effects motor skills and co-ordination. I grew up labeled as clumsy and slow. I was diagnosed with dyslexia until a while back, which I found strange as I’m not very quick to write, spell or speak I’m an incredibly fast reader and love writing.
Dyslexia effects almost everything I do from standing still and walking, quite often I can stand still, raise a foot to move and fall over, I miss steps, move sideways when walking, trip over things that aren’t there or my own feet, I struggle to make eye contact sometimes, social situations, sensory meltdowns and picking things up and holding them or putting them down.
It’s incredibly frustrating to constantly fall and taunted for being clumsy when it’s something I can’t help, I’ve learned to laugh too but sometimes it can be incredibly painful to keep falling or twisting your body to stop falling. It’s also difficult to explain to people that my brain knows how to do things but dyspraxia messes up the signals my brain sends to my body. Dyspraxia can also effect the short term memory and with me it does, I’ll forget a conversation we just had but can remember really weird things from 15 years ago!
Dyspraxia is not curable, it is not something you can grow out off, it means our brains working 10X harder to do smaller tasks and concentrate, it can be exhausting and when tired my dyspraxia is worse. No two dyspraxics are the same and it is far more common in males, usually diagnosed in a young age.
Please be patient with us, because it can be really bloody frustrating.
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