I am writing this post for anyone who has a special need or parents with a child or children with special needs or even friends of people with special needs. My name is Ruth Ann and I have dyspraxia. I want people to free to vent whatever they need to vent, good and bad and for all of us to give one another ideas on how to teach our special needs children to live in the world. I also want those of us that have a special need to teach the world how we cope and to accept advice from people on how to cope with it better.
Dyspraxia is hard to describe and understand. I tend to liken it to a robot. I am slow at everything I do; it takes me about twice as long as most people to get dressed, read a book (which I enjoy doing), etc. I get frustrated sometimes because I want to be faster, but if I go faster than my brain can tell my muscles what to do, I mess up. Dyspraxia is a neurological condition. There is no cure for it, it is mostly in males and the symptoms show up more the older you get. People with dyspraxia also tend to have speech impediments because we can’t make our muscles in our mouths work correctly. Dyspraxics are intelligent. That is all I can think of right now.
If you have any comments or questions, please let me know. I want this to be a safe place for everyone.