“Is the education system screening out visual thinkers?”

Reading this article in the Observer, Temple Grandin, a giant in the world of the Autism and visual thinking, is absolutely right.

In my experience with 1000s of neurodivergent students, they all have great visual thinking skills, about which they should be proud.

However school favors verbal thinkers, leaving little room for some essential visual thinking skills that are so much in demand in modern life, for example:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Problem solving and learning from failures
  • Originality, curiosity and an innovative mindset
  • Exceptional memory and hyperfocus
  • Big picture thinking and entrepreneurship
  • etc

My name is Olive Hickmott, I am a health and learning coach, specialising in working with neurodivergent students. I would be pleased to support you in any way I can.
You are welcome to contact me olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes and free live webinars  www.visualkids.co.uk
You will find other useful information and Practitioner Training at http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk
Here is my YouTube channel for more free resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/OliveHickmott
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

#autism #templegrandin #visualthinkingskills #olivehickmott #empoweringlearning #creativity

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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