Learning Differences are there in very young children

elephanbut we may not notice them until they are older and have developed into various learning difficulties. But how can we spot these challenges early and what can we do about them, simply and easily when children are pre-school or in the first years of school.

15 years ago I started working with teenagers in a special school and was astonished as to how I could help them dramatically improve literacy in just a few hours.  I then moved onto maths, and those diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism. brain-linesThere was one underlying theme, that all these students exhibited that I call the key Elephant in the Classroom – something everyone knows about but doesn’t mention.  This theme was how we use mental imagery to think and learn and what a mess we can make of it when we don’t have just a little guidance. Having learnt from many teenagers and adults about their experiences I then went back to the “tinys” to learn how we could help them and avoid all this confusion setting in, before they could even explain their experiences.

Empowering Learning teaches parents and teachers about how highly creatives students who may be struggling in school,  learn through mental imagery and how they can help these students excel.

I am just launching another book in the New Perspectives series to address this gap and teach people simple skills to assist “tinys” to develop stable mental images that they are in control of for all aspects of learning, even preschool.

Do take a look at:  The Elephants In The Classroom; uncovering every students’ natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning £14.95. Available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elephants-Classroom-New-Perspectives/dp/1787054608

or from www.tiahl.org/new-perspectives-books-and-cds  where you will see other resources too.


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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