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Dyslexia and dyspraxia with Dayna Halliwell

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“For me, I really struggle with memory and remembering information, the classics, spelling, having great ideas in my head, but just really struggling to write them down without assistance or help. But I do think dyslexia affects many areas of my life, that I'm maybe perhaps been unaware of, whether it's taking down WiFi passwords, or finding the train times.”

Dayna is a digital content creator and actor and uses her lived experience of dyslexia and dyspraxia to raise awareness on her platforms of her learning difficulties. We talk through Dayna’s education experiences in primary school and university and the support that exists, but, also the needless and endless barriers to support from the Disabled Student Allowance, DSA.

There are some great tips from Dayna on how to ‘take up space’ and not be apologetic for who you are. We talk about assistive technology including Natural Reader and Grammarly.

We touch on language and the Equalities Act too as well as Reading Train Station for being accessible and Sunflower-friendly!

If you are experiencing any issues discussed in this podcast please contact your GP or healthcare practitioner.

For support

British Dyslexia Association



Dyslexicdayna My Mind is a Series of Unfinished Doodles Planner

Natural Reader
Hosted by Chantal Boyle, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.


Download the transcript here

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