Learning Differently doesn’t mean you have learning difficulties

People learn differently; it is part of being human and it would be very boring if we were all the same.

Talk to your friends and relatives and ask them how they do simple everyday tasks. How do they remember their way to school/work, how do they remember a phone number, how do they solve a puzzle, how do they remember a shopping list. It is really interesting to see how people differ in learning and thinking.

But who is right, there is no real right or wrong, it is just a question of what works for you.

But when it comes to literacy, according to the government there is only one way; you must learn phonics, whatever the language. For a perfectly phonic language like Italian this is reasonable but for English it is very hard when most words don’t sound like they are spelt.

If you told an artist that there was only one way to paint a landscape they might just laugh at your ignorance.

So why, when people learn differently to the way they are being taught in school, do they become labelled as having a learning difficulty or worse still they are learning disabled.

To learn more go to http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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