To the people who’ve said this to me in the past:
It really isn’t a compliment to tell me that despite my disability I’m totally ‘normal’. If anything, it’s hurtful because it tells me that you usually view disabled people as “abnormal”, in comparison to non-disabled people. And it leads me to believe that if I was any less “normal” (by your definition), you wouldn’t see me as having the same value as any other human being, and you wouldn’t have as much respect for me.
I’ve had too many teachers/counsellors say this to me when I chose to study in the library rather than in my classroom full of people who yell and talk too loud and make me really uncomfortable and unable to concentrate on anything. They then usually go on to say “but look at how many people are in the library, too!”. Yes, but people in the library are quiet. They’re not screaming at the top of their lungs.
Me on every night out ever.
Usually, I even plan out what I’m going to drink, too.
Or soda. Or anything, really.
Essential Gadget: Synch Bands
Synch Bands are my essential gadget. If you’ve ever had difficulty tying shoes, but still found elastic laces too hard - they still need to be tied after all! - then give these a try.
They have a unique locking system, so once you’ve laced them initially with the right tension, they never need to be re-laced. They’re incredibly easy to take on and off as a result. Did I mention they come in a variety of colours - everything from black to neon pink! The price point is obviously higher than standard laces but in line with similar types.
The company’s site is here, and even has lacing instructions for new converts. For your followers in the UK, several online skate stores sell them. I’ve purchased from this store on several occasions with great service.
Keep up the good work!
Forever trapped in other people’s flat blocks.
frappelattewithabowtie asked: Seeking advice on revision/studying techniques for people who have unbelievably short attention spans/no concentration whatsoever. Seriously, i wanna actually pass this year but i just can't keep my attention on my study book for more than a couple of minutes.
This post has plenty of useful links in the study part if that can help until then !
Hi, I was just wondering if I could promote my new blog? I’m hoping it’ll be useful for some. It’s all about assistive technology and it’s different forms! It doesn’t solely center around dyspraxia, but as a panda myself I’m stemming a lot of my resources from my own experiences with these kinds of technology! The url is learnerstoolkit.tumblr.com
Sorry if this is an inappropriate use of the blog! I don’t mean for it to be!
No, that’s great and I’m sharing it :) spread the word !!