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?
- Have a look at the checklists 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.