Hello, my name is Daniel & I have dyslexia and dyspraxia..

I think neuro-diverse profiles are still very much misunderstood. People seem to think that dyslexia means you can’t read, dyscalculia means you cannot count and dyspraxia is you can’t… keep your balance? But having a neurodiverse profile is far more than that.   As a child I was covered in bruises, and now I have […]

Kirsty’s story – from quitting to submitting

This is Kirsty’s story and is very typical account from the students we support and service we provide at Diverse Learners. Kirsty is a 3rd year nursing student who came to us just 10 weeks ago for specialist study skills support often referred to as “dyslexia / dyspraxia support” or accessing a “SpLD tutor” – […]

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Do you dread asking how was school today? Some tips

As the new term starts it can take a while for learners who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and other learning needs to get back into the routine of school. Some teaching professionals expect learners to return having remembered all the routines and expectations of behaviour the learner had in place before the holiday period. They […]

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A few of our favourite things for nursing and healthcare students

This blog lists 3 of our favourite things. These resources are also the ones we recommended on almost a daily basis to healthcare students and Health Care Practitioners we support. We love them so much that they are also included in our “Some Simple Solutions” inclusive practice workshop for mentors and Trusts and our dyslexia […]

Joint Blog Reframing Dyspraxia

At the weekend I (Rosie) Skyped Kerry Pace from Diverse Learners and her daughter Phoebe about our joint blog for Dyspraxia Awareness Week. The focus of this joint blog is the strengths of dyspraxia such as: Emotional Intelligence Resilience Determination Enthusiasm We want to emphasise how people can change the language they use when speaking […]

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The Dyslexic HealthCare Academic: Dyslexic-friendly teaching

This guest blog is by Janice St John (@jstjohnmatthews) AHP CPD Lead, Senior Lecturer at University of the West of England and MRI/CT Radiographer and also happens to have dyslexia. Janice talks about 3 of the 7 core concepts of teaching learners who have dyslexia or other neurodiverse profiles such as dyspraxia, AD(H)D  mulitisensory teaching, opportunities for […]

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Guest blog – What do you do for self care?

We extend our thanks to Tracey for her guest blog for #UniMentalHealthDay on 18th February 2015. The event is co-ordinated by the University Mental Health Advisers Network  (UMHAN) and promotes disclosure of mental health issues to reduce stigma  and increase access to support.  This year the theme for University Mental health and Wellbeing Day is Choosing to Disclose […]

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Dear student nurse – Guest blog by NQN

Dear student nurse, A little letter of advice and encouragement along with the real story of nursing education. Heartfelt,  if slightly tongue in cheek wisdom, from a Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) who has been there, done that, and got the nice blue uniform…   1. There is no place for pride in the nursing course […]

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