Parents can of course be deeply stressed when their child can’t read and/or spell ……..

They think….. “we have done something wrong”, “I am dyslexic so it it is my fault”, “they aren’t progressing in school, we have tried everything”…..”My bright creative child is so unhappy, I don’t know what to do”, “going back to school is a major stressor”.

But the reality and truth is that teachers are not taught how to teach bright, creative, imaginative children learn to spell and read visually. Neuroscience and even the DfE know that:

“Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words” [DfE]Department of Education, Development Matters. Revised July 2021. Bright, creative children often need to do the speedy recognition route before or at least in parallel with the decoding route.

It is not the parents or the teachers fault, it is simply a skill to learn within minutes and it is fun.

I have been teaching people to spell and read visually for 22 years and it works, in minutes not months. Do join my group coaching session for parents on Tuesday 6th September at 7pm. Sign up here for free. You will get new ways of looking at Dyslexia and skills to start helping your child.

My name is Olive Hickmott; I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources:
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

#dyslexia #dyslexiaforvisualkids #olivehickmott #thetruth

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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