Kimi Hiddleston (tomruinedmylife) wrote,
Kimi Hiddleston
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Dyspraxia or Autism?

I have a real dilemma. See, I've really been thinking a lot about my past. Basically, from what my parents have told me and what I remember. What I've gathered is that most times I have tantrums. I throw fits when things don't go my way. I also act immaturely as well, and I can't catch or throw a ball. However, I had no problem with buttons & zippers, tying shoes, writing a bike or potty training. I did have severe speech delays though, and I didn't really speak until age four. Even then, I had to take speech therapy.

I also remember having fallen a lot and getting hurt at times. I have trouble being able to follow through certain commands. As a child, my mom could tell me to go into the bathroom and brush my teeth. What would happen is that, I would do this... but then I would forget what I was supposed to do. It was so bad that this is what led me to losing my teeth as I got older. I couldn't follow through certain orders because I would forget the instant I'd go try doing them.

Also, not once in my life have I had sensory overloads. I do have a slight aversion to noises such as sirens, thunder, motorcycles, babies/kids crying, kids laughing... among other things. I've also noticed I'm not that big on routine. I mean, I do have a bedtime routine and morning routine... and my internet routine. However, I can still get away from some of these things. It's not like I have to spend my life making sure all these routines are done a certain way either.

But, I do notice some autistic traits as well. I have a hard time with social interaction at times... but then, it's also not in an autistic way. It was worse when I was younger, but that's only because my whole class teased me. I was different, and they didn't like it much. Another one is my obsessions, but even then I still have a wider range of interests than most autistics do. I also don't have certain things that I know more about than others.

I could go on forever talking about this, but I feel like my brain is losing interest right now. :c I just needed to get all this off my chest.
Tags: autism, dyspraxia, special needs
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