Diagnosed at 19: dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD

Everything is going to be KO

Imagine growing up and not knowing how to make sense of the world around you. Struggling to concentrate at school and watching words spin in front of your eyes. Or constantly tripping over and finding it hard to remember things properly.

Oxford graduate Kaiya Stone (23) has has dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, she wasn’t diagnosed until she arrived at Oxford University where she studied classics.  Kaiya is now a stand up comedian and the video (scroll down) is a humorous take on her journey.

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For one in 10 people in this country, this is the day to day reality of living with dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD. Kaiya is lucky enough to have all three. 

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'Everything Is Going To Be KO' is a short film created from an extract of a performance of the same name, written and performed by Kaiya. This humorous and poignant journey follows her from childhood, across continents and coping mechanisms as she grew up with no awareness of why she felt so different.

When Kaiya failed an exam at University, all of this began to unravel as she discovered she had dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

This is an exploration of how we understand specific learning difficulties, and proof that disability does not mean inability. 

Careers, Health, UniversityWeb editor