Hayley Frazer is a high student with dyslexia in Adelaide who is inspired to make a difference.
In August 2019, Hayley released her first Something a Little Different, a story about difference, courage, and friendship.
Something A Little Different would go on to be shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia 2020 Book of the Year (8 -10 age category), and was chosen as one of the books for the 2021 Victorian Premier Reading Challenge for years 3 and 4.
In February 2020, Hayley gave her first author’s talk about Something A Little Different at the Tea Tree Gully Library. Hayley discussed her challenging educational journey and how she was inspired to write Something a Little Different.
Following this talk Hayley received a number of requests to speak at Educational Expos and directly addressed teachers and was further invited to be involved in anti-bullying workshops.
A strong interest in early education and a desire to help children with social/emotional literacy led
to an opportunity for Hayley to co-facilitate “What’s the Buzz” workshops with Mark Le Messurier and his daughter Noni. To further her knowledge in this area, Hayley is undertaking a Certificate III in Early Childcare Education & Care this year (2021).
Hayley has just released an activity book, Having Fun with Something A Little Different, designed for lower primary school students. The activity book is a companion book to Something a Little Different.