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ADULTS IN WORK OR SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

Getting into work and staying there is harder than ever these days. It is sometimes tempting to go for work, which is below your level of ability, just to have a job. This can bring frustrations and lower self-esteem. 

 

These can be some of the questions adults with Dyspraxia face:

  • Why can’t I keep a job for more than a few months? 
  • Should I disclose my diagnosis at interview?
  • Is it best to share problems with work mates, or keep quiet?  
  • What will help me do this job better?

 

Dyspraxia test

  • Check out the quizzes for primary and secondary ages. Did you get more than 8/16 YES answers?
  • Do you find it hard to get to work or meetings on time?
  • If someone gives you spoken instructions do you forget some of it? (Is it better written down?)
  • Have you found it difficult to learn to drive a car?                                       
  • Is work very tiring or even overwhelming at times?
  • Are you overqualified for your present job?
  • Do you have difficulty staying in work or getting a job?
  • Are there some aspects of your job you find very difficult?

If you answered YES to 4 or more questions you may have dyspraxia and need further assessment.

 

What to do:

 

Contact Dyspraxia UK to discuss your needs and cost of an assessment.

 

See if work or your G.P will fund the assessment.

 

Consider self-funding as an investment to help you progress in your work.

 

Join the adult section of Dyspraxia Foundation.

 

Download advice from The Dyscovery Centre.

 

Find us on our Facebook or Twitter for helpful hints and tips on coping with Dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia adults

Dyspraxia UK

Once I'd recevied the report and diagnosis, I decided to "come out" on Facebook. This has proved quite a lot of fun, and to my surprise I came across friends and their parnters who are dyspraxic too. I've also encountered amazing and inspiring people on-line. Who knows, I might even start my own blog to give a mature adult perspective?

Above all, the more I think about dyspraxia, the more my own behaviour seems to make sense and I'm feeling happier as I start to forgive myself for it.

Please carry on with the fantastic work you do.

 

TD 2016