Guest post for Melanie Jessica

As soon as I saw that Melanie Jessica was looking to feature a few bloggers who have less spoken about difficulties, such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, autism and ADHD I thought it would be a great opportunity to raise awareness! Here’s the post I’ve written on dyspraxia: https://melaniewithanie.com/2019/01/30/dyspraxia/

I really enjoyed writing this post! Well, I enjoy writing all my posts (of course!) but it was great to go back to how I started my blog – with giving a more general overview of dyspraxia.

Hope you enjoy reading it!

Natalie 🙂

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Dyspraxia in Doctor Who – A review

So, it’s my first blog post of 2019! New Year’s Day was just over a week ago now and was also the day of the last episode of the latest series of Doctor Who. Personally, I wasn’t a massive fan of this series, but there’s an important reason why I’m writing about it on my blog. One of the main characters, Ryan, is dyspraxic. So I thought I would write a blog with my thoughts on how they portrayed dyspraxia, giving an overview of each episode.

When it was first announced that there would be a dyspraxic character I was so excited! This was the first time there had been a main character in a TV series with dyspraxia. Part of me was slightly unsure as to how they would portray it, but reading that Chris Chibnall’s (writer/producer) nephew had been diagnosed with dyspraxia and that the Dyspraxia Foundation had been involved was reassuring.

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Anti-Bullying Week 2018

From the 12th – 16th November it is Anti-Bullying Week. Bullying is something that, fortunately, I do not have personal experience of. Nonetheless, it is an important issue to blog about as sadly, research suggests that children and young people with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than those without disabilities. I often hear individuals with dyspraxia talk about being bullied.

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Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 – dyspraxia, emotions and anxiety

It’s that time of year again… it’s Dyspraxia Awareness Week (7th– 13th October)! Well, it was when I started writing this… I would have liked to have a blog up during awareness week, but I’ve been so busy lately – especially with starting my Master’s degree.

Firstly, I can’t go without mentioning the fact that at the start of awareness week a dyspraxic character was introduced in Doctor Who! How amazing is that?! I’ve written a bit more about it on my Facebook page, I’ve copied what I’ve written below. (Side-note: I’m writing about how amazing that is and ‘dyspraxic’ still came up as an incorrect spelling on spell-check…)

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Hidden disabilities & blue badge parking

As many of you may have seen in the news recently, some individuals with hidden disabilities will now be eligible for blue badge parking. Whilst this is something really positive, I’ve seen it taken out of context a lot across social media. Disability awareness is something that obviously I’m really passionate about, but I also want to help ensure the information gets out there in the right way. So I thought a good way to get my thoughts across would be in a blog post. Apologies if this comes across as a bit of a rant, but I’ve seen this taken out of context so many times!

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(source: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/adult-social-services/disability/blue-badge/blue-badge.aspx)

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When your brain can only process one thing at once – Dyspraxia and multi-tasking

Supposedly women are meant to be better than men at multi-tasking. It’s safe to say I’m one of probably many dyspraxic women who break that myth!

Well, technically no-one can actually multi-task. Multi-tasking, in the literal sense, is in fact a myth. We actually switch between tasks, it’s just that our brain does this very quickly so it appears that we are doing multiple things at once.

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An update… and a new page!

Finally, a new blog post! Apologies for how long it has been since my last blog post. I can’t believe the last time I wrote a blog post was in August! I’ve been so busy with uni that I just haven’t had time to blog. I’m planning to blog more over the summer though, I have quite a few ideas and much more time to write them (although saying that, I’ve actually been really busy since finishing my exams last month!)

So for this blog post I thought I’d update you all on what I’ve been doing in terms of awareness raising since I last blogged.

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