“Mum, why didn’t someone tell me?”

“Mum, why didn’t someone tell me that the smart kids at school could ‘picture’ words and that they didn’t move?”

“Darling, I am so sorry, neither the teachers nor I realised that you didn’t ‘picture’ words.  Children never get asked this basic question.  Nobody taught me and I have been able to do this without effort since I was really small.  I must have just picked it up naturally; I just assumed everyone did this.”

“And you have such great visual skills, I realised you can even rotate pictures in your imagination and that is a fabulous talent that is such a blessing for you.  It wasn’t until I listened to an introduction to The Elephants in the Classroom, that I realised that you were rotating words and that just confused you. Then I realised that everyone who finds spelling and reading easy can ‘picture’ words.” 

Do you want to have to answer this question when you child is older?  Why not look at the simplest technique available – its FAST, FUN and EFFECTIVE. Everyone can do it.

Olive Hickmott’s book entitled The Elephants in the Classroom have helped thousands of children and adults with literacy challenges.  Olive, founder of Empowering Learning has also taught hundreds of teachers and parents in just a few hours this simple skill, enabling them to help others improve their literacy, and move forward to achieving their goals.  It works for those who have slight difficulties with spelling and/or reading, right up to diagnosed Dyslexia. Even children with ADD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Downs and Autism will dramatically benefit.

Listen to one young mum who Olive helped to find this out for herself and her daughter.

Olive is also the author of Bridges to Success and Seeing Spells Achieving that was her first book about poor literacy and numeracy.  Empowering Learning now offer Continuous Professional development (CPD) programmes so that teachers and parents, especially in primary school, can learn together. She will also run short events in your community, e.g. PATOSS groups, The Luton and Bedfordshire Recovery College, The Dyslexia Institute UK, International Conferences.

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Please register here to follow my blog at http://www.olivehickmott.co.uk
You will find other useful information at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
My latest books are:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery.
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

For more help call Olive on 07970-854388 or e-mail her personally on olive@empoweinglearning.co.uk

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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