Neurodivergent kids can enjoy reading object words

Are you having trouble helping your child to move on from phonics, which they may or may not find difficult, to word recognition? Teddy is here to help you.

A little boy came to see me one day as he was really struggling to spell and read. In fact he just wanted to run around and ignore everyone. I introduced him to my Teddy. And stuck just one postit on his nose. He suddenly started to engage with the game and could say nose. We then went on to ear and foot. He was getting more enthusiastic and confident, in just a few minutes. After 12 words like this we started to encourage him to write a few words, mum was amazed.

You can now watch the 10 minute recording here to hear how the story progressed, learn why it works, how to encourage word recognition for your own children, first with object words and then with non-object words, plus the magical story he told his mum a week later.

I look forward to teaching you how simple reading and spelling can be, especially for creative, imaginative children. This could give kids a brand new skill to learn during the lock-down and its fun.

Olive Hickmott

#teddy #spelling #reading #creativekids #visuallearners #lockdown #phonics

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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