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Re: Accimidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:35 pm
by goaliegibson
A.T.R. wrote:So man up and give the specifics of the disability.

Ill tell you if Ill work with you.

take the opportunity Jukka. ATR is about as honest as they come.

Re: Accimidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:13 pm
by Jukka
I've been trying to figure out the best way to discribe it. I think the best way to discribe it is that my visual spatial level is high that I can pay complete attention to the person infront of me and still take complete evalutation of everything happening infront of me. A really good way to show what I'm talking about, when I was in school, as part of our psych course, we were shown the Selective Attention Test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo

Its a video where they ask you to count the number of passes between the people wearing white. In the middle of the test, a person in a gorilla costume walks through frame. In tests with the video above and another video similar to it, only about 17% of the people taking part noticed the gorilla.

When I watched the video, I saw the gorilla, and kept counting the passes. Out of a class of 75, I was one of 8 who saw the gorilla and the only one to count all the passes while seeing the gorilla

The visual spatial aspect of my "disability" isn't in my opinion a "disability", it's more of an advantage.

As for the other one, it is essentially like Motor Dysgraphia, but is only related to the fine motor skills of writing. I worked as a mechanic for 3 years, and have no issues with doing things that require fine motorskills (like tighting bolts by hand, welding, soldering, assembling small components), but when it comes to writing, my hand gets fatigued really quickly. Like I said in earlier posts, its due to being forced to switch hands. Since I am technically left handed, my brain processes all the information needed to write as if it were going to be going through my left hand, but then reprocesses it to the muscles in my right hand. This is what essentially causes my fatigue. I have been working with a friend of mine whos an Occupational Therapist over the last few weeks to try and develope my left hand writing in attempts to bring it back/to the point its better than my right.

I hope that explains things better. My main concern with this whole thread was my written aspect, but I've already got my answer from an earlier post, as well as talking to current police officers with TPS, Peel and Calgary.

Re: Accimidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:00 am
by Jukka
I brought it up because people asked about it. It is a "disability" that I have and live with on a day to day basis. My main concern was about the writing, like I have said, but people seemed very concerned about the fact that I had other "disabilities" that would disqualify me as an applicant because I wouldn't meet this BFORs of the job. Therefore if I can give clarification, why not?

Re: Accimidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:59 am
by meathead1
I broke both my hands multiple times fighting in lacrosse and hockey. My hands get tired writing too.

Re: Accimidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:23 pm
by basketcase
meathead1 wrote:I broke both my hands multiple times fighting in lacrosse and hockey. My hands get tired writing too.


That's mostly from pulling the goalie. Carpel tunnel syndrome..... :twisted:

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:46 pm
by Jukka
For a bit of an update, I have confirmation from the service I applied to (CPS), that they have my application, they want proof of my claims (ie copy of my phsyc-ed evaluation), and are able/going to make accomidations for me when doing my testing (within reason, ie extra time if needed). My file manager also said that during training if I need to take notes on a laptop when possible, that shouldn't be a problem. So I'm pretty happy and it seems that CPS has no issue with people who have LDs as long as they aren't too serious.

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:00 pm
by Toonces
*Accomodations

Sorry, that's just driving me nuts...

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:47 am
by Bitterman
Maybe not as glamorous as policing, but...
If you want accommodation for ANYTHING come to corrections...

Your accommodation doesn't even have to be health or physically related.

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:12 am
by dataec
Toonces wrote:*Accomodations

Sorry, that's just driving me nuts...


:stupid:

........thank you, thank you, thank you!

Re: Accimidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:04 am
by ArcticCop
Jukka wrote:
As for the other one, it is essentially like Motor Dysgraphia, but is only related to the fine motor skills of writing. I worked as a mechanic for 3 years, and have no issues with doing things that require fine motorskills (like tighting bolts by hand, welding, soldering, assembling small components), but when it comes to writing, my hand gets fatigued really quickly. Like I said in earlier posts, its due to being forced to switch hands. Since I am technically left handed, my brain processes all the information needed to write as if it were going to be going through my left hand, but then reprocesses it to the muscles in my right hand. This is what essentially causes my fatigue. I have been working with a friend of mine whos an Occupational Therapist over the last few weeks to try and develope my left hand writing in attempts to bring it back/to the point its better than my right.

I hope that explains things better. My main concern with this whole thread was my written aspect, but I've already got my answer from an earlier post, as well as talking to current police officers with TPS, Peel and Calgary.


A troopmate of mine also suffers from this. Despite his constant bitching hes a member. And a pretty good one.

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:42 pm
by GoodWitness
Toonces wrote:*Accomodations

Sorry, that's just driving me nuts...


*Accommodations.

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:17 pm
by No 20 Year Medal
And it took you two months to notice? :smirk:









:D

Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 12:20 am
by GoodWitness
Nah, it just took me two months to gather the courage to correct her.
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Re: Accomidations for officers with disabilities

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:42 pm
by Toonces
You'll pay for that.

;)

That's what I get for using my iPhone on this forum. I can't type worth a shit on this stupid thing, and worse, no spell check!

Point taken, GW.