How can we best serve our neurodivergent students, their families and schools? How can we stop them drifting into mental health challenges?
Olive Hickmott is an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Forensic Learning Coach. She has been an expert in how neurodivergent children best learn and it is not being taught as if they are neurotypical. She is an international expert in how children learn visually and how neglecting these strengths contributes to Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Aspergers and Autism. The most serious consequence is that many develop stress, anxiety, self-harm, are traumatised, bullied as they drift into a host of mental health symptoms.
Empowering Learning has skills to change this in primary school, and coaches to work alongside hard-pressed teachers and SENCOs, to minimise learning difficulties before children progress to senior school. Learning differences should not lead to learning difficulties and tip into mental health issues.
In 2020, she has the initiative to help primary schools with Neurodivergent Learning Coaches. If you want your child or school involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and listen to Olive Hickmott 9:30am, at The White Horse, Bourne End, HP1 2RH, for £10, a summary of her latest book, The Elephants in the Classroom plus unlimited coffee and biscuits.