Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why are schools not interested…

Why are schools not interested in the vital contribution mental imagery makes to our ability to think and learn, when mental imagery has been extensively used for sports performance for at least the last 10 years?  The simple answer is that no Teacher or … Continue reading

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More schools are helping 11 year-olds catch up

More schools are taking up the offer from Empowering Learning to provide a simple way to measure and accelerate their catch-up programmes, specifically funded for year 7 this year. They are realising the vital role that mental imagery plays in … Continue reading

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The 8 benefits of Dyslexia

Parents often realise that Dyslexia comes with many benefits.  See which of these match your experience.  8 benefits of having dyslexia2.  For my non-dyslexic readers, see which of these you would like! All the spelling, reading, concentration, confusion challenges are … Continue reading

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Learning how to do comprehension makes all the difference

I met a delightful client, KT, aged 17, who had been diagnosed as dyslexic at around 12 years old. At 17 she was told she had the comprehension age of an 8 year old. KT said that she had poor … Continue reading

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Brain research explains visual spelling

It has recently been shown that the front of the brain is involved in the slow analysis of a word that the reader has never seen before. Once someone has seen that word a few times they then develop the … Continue reading

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When asked to picture a cat, this child had 50 cats, all fighting

Recently, when we asked a little girl if she could picture a cat, she looked terrified as she pictured 50 cats all fighting.  Can you imagine what it is like for this little girl in the classroom when anyone mentions … Continue reading

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