December 7, 2016
Having dyspraxia, also known as developmental coordination disorder (DCD), can have quite an impact on your work, applications for jobs and work-life balance. Struggling with the coordination of movement makes it harder to sit in an office and to carry out tasks such as typing or handwriting notes or texts. The impact dyspraxia has on executive functioning can also lead to getting lost in unfamiliar surroundings, thoughts trailing off in the middle of a task, or forgetting about the schedule of the day. But what can make work easier for you?
Don’t be discouraged! There are lots of helpful strategies to overcome problems in work, some of which we have summarised below:
There are so many strategies that can help and that will make life easier for you. The best thing to do is try lots of different things and identify what helps you the most. That can be very individual and it is important that you are happier and that the adjustments you use actually help you!
Have a look at the following books if you feel like reading more about this topic:
Dyspraxia – Developmental Co-ordination Disorder by Amanda Kirby
Caged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free by Victoria Biggs
The Dyspraxic Learner: Strategies for Success by Alison Patrick
Or try the recommendations for reading from the Dyspraxia Foundation
The Dyscovery Centre offers workplace assessments and support to adjust your workplace to your needs. We can also offer support and counselling if you are looking for work, want to develop your skills or need general advice on how a learning difficulty can affect your working life.
This is an ongoing series of how developmental difficulties can affect working life and how to tackle them. Look out for the next article!
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