Autistic people are often left handed or ambidextrous

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Meow101
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16 Apr 2010, 8:59 pm

I can write with both hands, but prefer the right.

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16 Apr 2010, 10:04 pm

I am right handed sort of....I tend to think of myself as more ambi-undextrous though. When I started school I could not tell the teacher which hand I used more and she assigned my right hand for writing, although she routinely had to correct me because I struggled to identify my right hand from my left hand and it took a while before I was able to reliably identify which hand to use. Now-a-days my left hand is much more incompetent than my right hand.



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16 Apr 2010, 10:35 pm

I'm ambidextrous but my right hand is more dominant. Maybe I'm really right handed.



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17 Apr 2010, 12:28 am

I'm right handed. I am very uncoordinated with my left.



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17 Apr 2010, 2:36 am

I think the issue with the polls on this forum is very much that the questions is asked in a non-neutral way. Furthermore, because people that are ambidextrous or left-handed are "special", they are more likely to respond to questions regarding their dominant hand. This is true even for this very thread.

That said, I am right-handed.



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17 Apr 2010, 9:07 pm

According to the neuropsy test Im ambidextrous. I write with right, eat with both (never understood thought how to use knife and fork, so I try out new techs each time. Used the fingers only as a kid so), play instruments best with left. I will say that I in some cases are right-handed and in other cases left-handed and in some cases ambidextrous.



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18 Apr 2010, 12:44 am

I write and draw with my left hand, use my right arm for things that require strength [/quote]

Same here. Though, I used to be 100% ambidextrous until the 6th grade. Every time I wrote my assignments, I would write on the left side of the paper with my left hand, and write on the right side of the paper with my right hand. Because I was constantly switching back and forth between hands when writing my teacher told me to stick with 1 hand so I winded up drawing and writing with my left hand.



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18 Apr 2010, 12:54 am

I was one of the victims / beneficiaries of Dr. Spock - I started lewft handed like my brother but I was switched - he several year younger was not.

I am right legged, right eyed for sight but close only the left, I do a lot with the right hand but some things are reserved for my left - I am much happier using the mouse on my left.