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12 Aug 2009, 8:41 pm

What is the difference between being diagnosed with dyslexic/dyspraxic tendencies and being diagnosed with dyslexia or dyspraxia?



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13 Aug 2009, 2:27 am

TENDENCY

Main Entry: ten·den·cy
Pronunciation: \ˈten-dən(t)-sē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ten·den·cies
Etymology: Medieval Latin tendentia, from Latin tendent-, tendens, present participle of tendere
Date: 1628
1 a : direction or approach toward a place, object, effect, or limit b : a proneness to a particular kind of thought or action
2 a : the purposeful trend of something written or said : aim b : deliberate but indirect advocacy

synonyms tendency, trend, drift, tenor, current mean movement in a particular direction. tendency implies an inclination sometimes amounting to an impelling force <a general tendency toward inflation>. trend applies to the general direction maintained by a winding or irregular course <the long-term trend of the stock market is upward>. drift may apply to a tendency determined by external forces <the drift of the population away from large cities> or it may apply to an underlying or obscure trend of meaning or discourse <got the drift of her argument>. tenor stresses a clearly perceptible direction and a continuous, undeviating course <the tenor of the times>. current implies a clearly defined but not necessarily unalterable course <an encounter that changed the current of my life>.


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13 Aug 2009, 4:47 am

Maxi321 wrote:
What is the difference between being diagnosed with dyslexic/dyspraxic tendencies and being diagnosed with dyslexia or dyspraxia?


Dyslexia is a reading disorder. NTs have it as well as Aspies. The human brain is not equipped by evolution for reading, as it is for speaking.

Dyslexia is a dissonances between the visual processes of the brain and the auditory and kinesthetic processes. Our native language ability is speaking language, not writing language or reading language. The latter must be learned, the former is virtually wired in. That is why all functioning little babies acquire a language before they are two years old. We are born to babble and speak.

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13 Aug 2009, 12:00 pm

I have mild dyslexic/dyspraxic tendencies.
I am not like my dyslexic friend who can't read a digital clock...but I have had lifelong troubles with telling left from right and if I look at a word that is written backwards, it takes me a moment to realize that it is.

The dyspraxia was worse when I was a kid...It made me very clumsy and a messy eater...I still am both...

I have "ok" fine motor skills as an adult. My gross motor skills don't completely suck, but I do fall down alot.

Um...how-you-say....I am diagnosed with neither of these things...but I do have tendencies.



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13 Aug 2009, 12:21 pm

(just to clarify)

You want definition 1b : a proneness to a particular kind of thought or action.

Think of it this way: Have you ever seen those newscasts where they say "The opinions of <JoeBob Anchorperson> are not necessarily the opinions of <network/sponsors>"? It's like that. JoeBob is LIKELY to say things that the network/sponsors agree with, but JoeBob doesn't ALWAYS say things they agree with.

Similarly, if you have dyslexia, you're doing it very often. For some people, this can be every time they write. If you have the tendencies, you may do it occasionally, but too sporadically to be considered as "having it" or you may share other commonalities of writing or writing style with those who have the full version.

Does that answer it better?

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13 Aug 2009, 12:42 pm

I know what it can mean to be diagnosed with 'autistic features' instead of AS, classical or atypical/PDD-NOS. The '... features' is a diagnosis given when doctors aren't sure, don't think they can figure out whether the disorder is there (because of co-morbids or others things) or just don't want to give the diagnosis. If a 'has ... features' statement is in a medical file it usually doesn't mean anything officially unlike a real diagnosis but can be used to make people such as teachers and other professionals aware that there's 'something' nobody has diagnosed yet.


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