Flipping Dyslexia 101: Missing skill of picturing words

Have your children struggled with literacy over the last year of interrupted education? They may have missed out on the simple skill to picture words; a vital skill for fluent reading and writing.

In 23 years of teaching students (adults and children), it is clear that those who struggle with literacy have great visual strengths, and they don’t realise how really talented they are.

It is commonly agreed that neurodivergent students (including those diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspaxia, ADHD and ASD), learn differently; differently from the way they are being taught in school. Adding visual skills for words, is fast, fun and effective. They may need phonics for new words but for fluent reading they should progress to recognising words, through mental images, once they have seen the word 2-3 times.

Take a look at this video presented to the Dyslexia Association of London: https://youtu.be/1512qs5bfao

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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

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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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1 Response to Flipping Dyslexia 101: Missing skill of picturing words

  1. LUCY HEARY says:

    Hi Olive,
    This is an excellent presentation. Thank you. Genius you are!

    Your voice is so clear and I love the idea of revealing ten secrets.

    May I just let you know that there seemed to be a little ‘blip’ and my video jumped from 18.48 to 18.53.

    Your slides are excellent. I must ask you how you did the progression of pictures on the slide for the spelling technique.

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