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26 Jul 2010, 10:27 am

Anyone very aware they have a subtle challenge with sequence/sequencing?



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26 Jul 2010, 11:16 am

Please expand your question. Maybe an example?


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26 Jul 2010, 11:57 am

Mudboy asked: Please expand your question. Maybe an example? ---- Like whether to call an index card a 3" by 5" index card or a 5" x 3" index card. - Sequencing - Reading, listening, expressing thoughts, describing events or contracting muscles in an orderly and meaningful manner. - http://www.waiting.com/glossarys.html -



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26 Jul 2010, 12:01 pm

Yes, sequencing is a problem for me. I try to open doors while holding things in both hands, I try and vacuum but don't moving things off the carpets first and always end up frustrated trying to do it while vacuuming at the same time. I do the same thing when I cut the grass, where I have to stop to move things out of my way before I can continue. Preparing food I sometimes put away the mayo right after I use it instead of waiting till I finish using everything where I could just put it all back in one step. Ill wash my hands, then use the restroom and have to wash them again right after. When I was gardening the other day, I was opening the bags of top-soil while they were still laying down, and then spilling them as I carried them to where I wanted to use them.

Simply put., when I have to do something with multiple steps, things get jumbled. Its not that I don't know how to do things in the right order, its more that I become so fixated on single aspects of tasks that I lose sight of the general idea of what I'm doing.


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26 Jul 2010, 12:38 pm

If the question pertains to what the previous poster wrote then yes, I'm just like that.

Also, not knowing whether to say 3x5 or 5x3, yes. I just confused a friend by describing a screen resolution as vertical first, horizontal second. It's weird that I would say it backwards, because video is my specialty, but to me it's an irrelevant detail, so long as I understand what it means.



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26 Jul 2010, 1:56 pm

I got distracted by the next item - "Sexual counseling" :lol:

No, really, I have two problems I can think of that might be what you are talking about. Actually three. I'm rubbish at division because I can't get my head round weather i'm dividing a larger number by smaller or the other way around. Things like that. I always have to divide both ways and work out which is likely to be right. Then, there's when I am carrying things or doing manual things, I have to go very slowly and think carefully about what order I am doing things. For example taking things to and from work - I had to have a specific order to do things, way of transporting things and places where things lived so that I wasn't always in a mess. And for example, if I have two or three things in my hands, I will get muddled up and put my full drink into the bin instead of my empty sweety wrapper. And lastly, sometimes I muddle up letters in words when I'm writing and words in sentences too. And when I'm speaking I sometimes get sillables in the wrong order.



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26 Jul 2010, 2:10 pm

rmgh wrote:
And lastly, sometimes I muddle up letters in words when I'm writing and words in sentences too. And when I'm speaking I sometimes get sillables in the wrong order.


I do that as well! Also, lot of times I will spell words backwards or just completely out of order without noticing it, like, "dna (and), isdratcted (distracted), ect... Thank god for spell/grammar check :D


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26 Jul 2010, 2:18 pm

devark wrote:
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And lastly, sometimes I muddle up letters in words when I'm writing and words in sentences too. And when I'm speaking I sometimes get sillables in the wrong order.


I do that as well! Also, lot of times I will spell words backwards or just completely out of order without noticing it, like, "dna (and), isdratcted (distracted), ect... Thank god for spell/grammar check :D

Yeah, I know what you mean! I have never found anybody else who muddles up sillables (can't be bothered checking how to spell it). It's really embarrassing because it makes me sound like a little kid. And it often happens with serious sentences too!



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26 Jul 2010, 4:18 pm

If I have to do something that requires the repetition of more than two steps and especially if it involves crossing one arm over the other, I get all tangled up. In other things I am impatient and want to do C before B is completed.



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28 Jul 2010, 11:51 am

Is this all related to Autism?



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28 Jul 2010, 3:00 pm

Sequence learning is a hippocampal task. The hippocampus has certainly be implicated in aspects of autism.


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28 Jul 2010, 3:35 pm

Sedaka wrote:
Sequence learning is a hippocampal task. The hippocampus has certainly be implicated in aspects of autism.


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Sedaka - Can you elaborate about the hippocampus/its task and sequence learning a little? - pgd



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28 Jul 2010, 4:08 pm

Sounds to me like something straight out of a university lecture. Maybe I'm just stupid.



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28 Jul 2010, 4:14 pm

I actually dont have much time... But it's just about context in multistep tasks and people/animals with hippocampal damage have trouble discerning the context and therefore don't always do the right thing next in the sequence. i'm not sure whether this constitutes as executive dysfuntion, as that is a function of the cortex, but the cortex certainly feeds back to the hippocampus with information... but i think it's just more related to issues of discerning context and not executive functioning.


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28 Jul 2010, 8:48 pm

Yeah, in terms of, say, figuring out how to put on a jacket when I have an umbrella in one hand and a bag in the other. I know I need to do something with my hands but I get mixed up about what to do first.