Help for schools with neurodivergent students

Would you like to help your local school to learn skills that will play to the strengths of neurodivergent students and accelerate their learning, at no cost to them?

Elephants in the Classroom mockup 6This started as my birthday Facebook fundraiser for schools which has proved so popular I have extended it to everyone. 100 schools will already benefit, with your help we can make this many more, in time for next term. Schools, especially primary schools are so short of funding I wanted to look at how we could benefit them and in particular their students without any cost to the school. At the same time, many parents were open to helping primary children progress.   How it works is that you make whatever donation you like towards the minimal cost price (including postage) of one or more copies of The Elephants in the Classroom: uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning.  Learning the skills mapped out in this book will help students with literacy, numeracy, concentration, sensory overload, anxiety, confidence, attention and much more. It works for everyone and especially neurodivergent students. Learning will be based on their strengths with mental imagery; those images that most neurodivergent students have in abundance for pictures. Please note that mental imagery is already part of the national curriculum, called visual learning and not explicitly taught, as it is often confused with visual teaching.

Just click here to make your donation, by increasing the quantity. When you get your receipt forward it to to nominate which school(s) you would like to benefit and whether you would like to deliver your present(s) in person.  We will include a covering letter:

  • explaining the benefits to the school and pupils
  • identifying some online short videos to accelerate their progress
  • giving the school a point of contact to ask any questions.

This offer, which is sponsored by the International Association for Health and Learning,  is currently only available for schools in the UK, and we are investigating extending it to the USA, as we already have some supporters from abroad.

Below are a few of the testimonials:

“What a real gem of a book that lights up some of the dark corners in the life of many children who struggle to learn – and this will definitely help their parents, teachers and carers to better support these kids and empower them to succeed. I have first-hand experience of many things she describes…and once there is greater understanding of the challenges these beautiful children face, it is so much easier to feel compassion, empathy and patience rather than frustration! Any quick wins that support teachers to empower their students are worth adopting in an educational setting. ”Karen Falconer, CEO of the Association for NLP, mum and School Trustee.
 “If you are reading this book then you are someone who wants to make a difference. The pages of this book could well hold your very own ‘lightbulb moment’, in how you think about learning and about learning differences” Sally Patrick, ex-headteacher, now training as a Special Needs Co-ordinator 
“Big challenges are looming in the world. We don’t need angrier, resigned, frustrated, or hopeless people. The loss to society of so many talented people who could be contributing to themselves and others is enormous. The loss of the contributions that could have been made by creative people who think differently is impossible to calculate.  We need all the neurodivergent students, who think differently, to resolve the challenges of today. It is time to stop complaining about the problems of education and time to introduce these proven concepts and methods into more and more schools. Do yourself the favour of reading this book, and of giving it to people who need it.” Art Giser, Creator of Energetic NLP
In this ‘upside down ‘world, Olive has revealed the scandal of thousands of talented children confined to a world of learning difficulties because they learn differently and do not have access to the simple life-altering skill of mental imagery. Her groundbreaking book is the start of an educational revolution. Dr Richard De Souza GP & Mental Coach




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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