I'm new to this board but not Dyslexia. I also have been diagnosed with Dyspraxia. I was diagnosed though work about just over two years ago. Since starting work at the age of 16 i have had trouble at work. I have always just thought i must be stupid. Then i kept getting into trouble and just did't know why. I was trying my best and it never seemed to be good egough. I was always behind in my work and would anoy my collegues not intentionally but would get distracted and forget what i was doing. I would then never complete the tyask as i would just forget. I have had trouble with a manager in the past and other members of staff. The worst was when a member of staff told me i must be thick because i couldn't remember things. I no longer work there.
I work with young children and there families. I do enjoy my job if i have a good day but i am finding work increasingly hard. I get very stressed as i know that even before the day has started i will not have enoguh time to complete all my work. The demands my new manager has put on me are high and i feel like i am failing badly. I rarely get a lunch break and end up eatting my lunch in about 5 mins. My memory is so bad that I am worried about it. I find it very hard to concentrate on anything in the office. I have had a assessment done through access to work who were good but it has taken my firm nearly a year to get the equipment. I have had some training to use it but need to practise as i was finding it hard to use. I have found out that the equipment doesn't work with the computer system. So i now just struggling. Every day is a struggle.
Does anyone else find that there brain just goes into overload all the time and i find i can't do anything. i tend to switch off and then just go into a stare mode and day dream without realsing im doing it untill someone tells me.
How do you cope at work? I just feel like i am a faillier and stupid.
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I use to work as a surgical technician very hands on type job. I was good at it. I've since developed degenerative disk disease and can no longer do this job. I can't even stand for eight consecutive hours but with my speed and mistakes, how can I get a nonphysical job?
KBY, the Davis program can help at any age. It's very common for adults to experience rapid improvement, because Davis starts by providing tools to address the perceptual issues that are a major part of dyslexia. I'd encourage you to talk with a Davis Facilitator about your needs to get a sense of what the program can do for you.