Category Archives: Dyspraxia

Fitting in or standing out? SEN, education and inclusion.

I was diagnosed with dyspraxia when I was around eight years old, I had, in theory time to access the right support, time to understand how my brain works, and was lucky, so I’m told, to be diagnosed as a … Continue reading

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On fitting in and moving on

My life has been full of asking myself “do I fit in here?” and not knowing quite how to answer. Sometimes I do, other times less so. School was full of realisations that I’d never be “popular”. Like most young … Continue reading

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“But it hasn’t happened to me yet. Will it ever?”

I have historically written an end of year review or roundup of some description, but this year for various complicated reasons, I didn’t feel up to writing one. For as long as I can handle, I’ve decided to have a … Continue reading

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Going through a career change when you don’t feel equipped or ready for it…

A year ago I sat down and thought about my future and where I wanted to be in a few years time. At 27 I’d entered the ‘late twenties’ bracket and this terrified me. I’ve always felt the pressure to … Continue reading

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You’ll be okay

I have Dyspraxia (a specific learning difficulty that affects spatial awareness, coordination, organisation of thought and emotional sensitivity) and a secondary condition that I’ve developed, as a result of being utterly confused about myself and why I am different, is … Continue reading

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Feeling included and inclusion

The best feeling in the world is to feel wanted, part of something and valued- being included and able to comfortably participate can really do wonders for our mental health and is something that I have really appreciated in friendships … Continue reading

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Volunteering abroad: “anything is possible in India”

At 21 I travelled to India to volunteer for three months, something that to this day I’m still incredibly proud of but also an experience I know I should write more about. I’m often asked for advice about travelling abroad, … Continue reading

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