I have a neurodiverse condition – how can I get the most out of my studies?
Advice from nursing students with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism on strategies that can help and how to seek support
When Jade Wareham was finally diagnosed with dyslexia, she shed tears of relief.
‘It finally empowered me to stand up for myself and say, I’m not stupid,’ she recalls.
Why a neurodiversity diagnosis can be liberating
After working as a healthcare assistant for 12 years on the Isle of Wight, Ms Wareham had the opportunity to apply for a nursing apprenticeship, but the process was highly competitive. ‘I was reluctant to apply,’ she says. ‘My confidence was low and I thought I wouldn’t get a place.’
But much to her surprise she was
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