Hello! I’m Alice and I’m a 27 year old young woman from the North East of England.
I really love writing, which is basically why I decided to start this blog, but when I’m not writing, I’m working as a youth worker and playing my fiddle (although not as much as I’d like to)
When I was three I was diagnosed with a condition called Dyspraxia, that has had a massive impact on my life but has also made me very creative- it isn’t all that bad! In February 2015, I decided to create this blog, that has become known as alittlemoreunderstanding. The name is very important as that is what I aim to do- create a greater understanding of Dyspraxia for my friends, family and people who may be going through similar situations. I feel that myself and others have and will constantly be misunderstood because of this label. Throughout school, university and work life there is and will remain a constant misunderstanding of Dyspraxia and specific learning difficulties until someone confronts and challenges it. I believe in the value of understanding the person behind the label before focussing on their medical diagnosis- many people in society miss this bigger picture. It’s important for me to share my experiences and educate people about what actually having a diagnosis of Dyspraxia means. So as well as writing as much as I can, being a youth worker and playing my fiddle- I focus on Dyspraxia advocacy and raising awareness of the condition. I do this by writing about it but also through coordinating a local Dyspraxia support group that I have recently set up and speaking about my own experiences. I dream of a world where people aren’t misunderstood because of a diagnosis but they are accepted and valued for who they are. I aim to convey to you that having a diagnosis of Dyspraxia (or any other SpLd) can be a really positive thing.