Your child’s strengths for creativity….

types-1Today, we have young children with strong visual skills for creativity, imagination, problem solving and so much more. These are natural skills are in high demand for a multitude of 21st century challenges. They stem from having good mental images from our first days in the planet -how else do we recognise our parents? Mental imagery is their natural way of learning – but, great imagery is not acknowledged or used to help their learning journey in school. In fact creativity still can often be discouraged. Why is this? 

  • Schools teach to an outdated curriculum, and then measure performance against it, without space for  valuing individuals strengths.
  • Maybe their parents or teachers don’t value their own mental images.
  • Creative answers to any question may not match the national curriculum.
  • Teachers and parents have not been taught that creating mental images of words is essential for fluent reading and spelling in English, before or in parallel with phonics
  • Maybe dyslexia is becoming a “badge of honour”, but many others share dyslexic strengths without struggling with literacy. 
  • Children rarely get the opportunity to follow their passions.

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.

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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

Recover Your energy– this book will energise you

You too can do health 

#creativity #mentalimagery 

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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