To start our month of great Dyslexia and ADHD success stories, I want to give you the 3 secrets we have discovered to significantly address poor literacy, inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, drowsiness, irritability and low self-esteem. These will be demonstrated with actual stories throughout the month, starting October 1st, from myself and other Empowering Learning Practitioners.
ADHD and Dyslexia are generally looked at as a problem, with maybe challenging unmanageable, hard to control students; all focused on behaviors that are identified by parents and teachers.
The Empowering Learning approach is to work from the student’s strengths and to learn from the students about their experiences. There are a few little know facts that those diagnosed with or suspected ADHD/Dyslexia, often have:
* very extensive mental imagery and those with Dyslexia are not using their mental imagery for words
* poor breathing, sleep and grounding
* anxiety, trauma, feeling unsafe and a highly stressed Autonomic Nervous system (ANS).
All of these can both be a cause and an effect of ADHD/Dyslexic symptoms
During October you will hear how improving these 3 factors have changed the experiences of individuals. All you need to do is to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/olivehickmott and you will receive a reminder every day at 10am UK time. At this time I will be available to answer your questions on-line, below the video.
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You can read more about using visualisation, breathing and grounding techniques to enable learning and more case studies in the book The Elephants in The Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning. Available here , and also from Amazon USA, Amazon UK.
As a dyspraxic/dyslexic adult with two stepchildren with ASD and ADHD your book The Elephant in the Classroom has been a real ‘eye opener’. As an oral storyteller I have discovered how my visual and muscle memory supports my auditory and language weakness. I now have a better understanding of how I work and ways to help my stepchildren.
I’m enjoying opportunities for spreading what I’ve learnt. Thank you.
Belinda thank you and if you need any help do contact me through http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Belinda I have now added good quality sleep and breathing to the recipe