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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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Dyspraxia & laces – what is there to help?

Tying shoe laces is, I feel, one of the most common difficulties talked about in relation to dyspraxia, due to our difficulties with fine motor skills. But what can be done to help? I’ve personally found that there are so many different options out there for different types of laces that it can be hard to know which type to get. In addition, some people may have never heard about some of these laces before. So for that reason I thought I would write a blog where I essentially review different types of ‘laces’ I have used. Continue reading “Dyspraxia & laces – what is there to help?”

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The British 10k: my preparation so far…

It’s been a while…but now I’ve finished my second year of uni for summer, hopefully I’ll be updating my blog more regularly!

In exactly three weeks time I am completing the British 10k for Dyspraxia Foundation. Last year I walked the 10k, but shortly after I decided that I wanted to challenge myself further for this year’s event and jog parts of it too! I thought I’d write this blog post to talk about the preparation I’ve been doing.

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Dyspraxia and Auditory Processing

Sorry it’s been a while since my last blog post! I’ve been so busy with uni, but anyway, I’ve finally had the chance to write a new post.

So, dyspraxia and auditory processing. This is something which I’ve only really found out about fairly recently. I knew I found particular things hard of course, but what I didn’t know was that it was all part of ‘auditory processing’ – which is, to put it simply, the way in which we process sound.

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Disclosing Dyspraxia

“She talks about her dyspraxia on the internet where anyone can see, she must find it so easy to explain dyspraxia to other people!” is what you may be thinking. However, that’s not completely true. Whilst blogging about dyspraxia has definitely given me more confidence when talking about it to other people, disclosing dyspraxia is something I still struggle with at times.

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