The Umbrella

The Umbrella

I’m not on about the classic item of choice for the usual British weather! But rather that Dyspraxia comes under an umbrella; such as Autism, Dyslexia, etc.

Umbrella is the term to group similar things together, for example:
Tiger, Lion, Lynx & Panther are all under the Cat umbrella.

All of the following come under the ‘Hidden Handicap’ umbrella and I have summed each one up in a nutshell. Each one will also have a dedicated page within time.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Usually in children, as when the child grows up they can grow out of it (or grow into it and gain better control of it – it isn’t the case for all as there are exceptions) The characteristics are lack of attention (or short attention span), impulsiveness and hyperactivity*.
(*for ADHD)

Link: http://www.dyspraxicfantastic.com/umbrella-adhd_add/

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
(aw-tiz-uhm)

A pervasive developmental disorder characterised by impaired communication, excessive rigidity and emotional detachment.

Link: http://www.dyspraxicfantastic.com/umbrella-autism/

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Higher Functioning Autism [Asperger’s Syndrome]
(as-per-gers syn-drome)

A developmental disorder characterised by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviour, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities. Aspergers Syndrome is part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Link: http://www.dyspraxicfantastic.com/umbrella-aspergers

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Dyscalculia
(dis-kal-kyoo-lee-uh)

Inability or loss of ability to perform arithmetic (Mathematical) operations.

Link: http://www.dyspraxicfantastic.com/umbrella-dyscalculia/

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Dysgraphia
(dis-graph-ia)

Inability to write coherently, as a symptom of brain disease or damage.

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Dyslexia
(dis-lek-see-uh)

Impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory (hearing/listening)  and visual information.

Link: http://www.dyspraxicfantastic.com/umbrella-dyslexia/

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Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)
(dis-prax-see-uh)

Inability to perform co-ordination movements.

Link:  http://www.dyspraxicfantastic.com/umbrella-dyspraxia-dcd/

 

2 thoughts on “The Umbrella

  1. I forgot my login details etc but read your blog anyway after registering with the dyslexia foundation. Thankyou for doing creating it and publishing it. SO many things here i think yes i recognize that or hmm interesting Its great to find someone who understands. i was diagnosed late in my thiries 49 now and still looking for the role in work that is me. so many jobs on my cv i wonder is that common to and a varied range of types too. again thankyou

    • I feel that we are all in the same boat, that doesn’t matter if you have Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Autism, etc.

      Career wise I’ve had at least 6 jobs over the span of 10 years, mostly because they were apprenticeships or short-term contracts. I’ve found a passion for Admin and I’ve stuck at it. However, I can say it’s fairly common to have lots of jobs on a CV, and I don’t know about varied types of jobs but it can’t be a bad thing! Lots of varied experience shows that you have many skills to offer a company. I wish you luck in finding a role that suits you that you’ll want to stick at.

      Thanks for your message, I appreciate it 🙂

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