Recovering the Lost Art of Visual Learning

Would you like to help your child make literacy so much easier? Having a phonics only strategy in school, disadvantages the creative, imaginative children, who have a wealth of visual thinking skills, especially when young, such as problem solving, curiosity, innovation, etc.

Schools could save money by teaching children visually in parallel with or slightly before phonics. If a child can recognise their own name, they can use the same skill to recognise and spell any word, with a bit of “how to” explanation and practice.

What would teaching children to learn visually do for your school?

  • Save money by reducing the need for specialist support
  • Accelerate your phonics programme
  • Improve results for every child

It would save parents the need to pay for expensive Dyslexia reports, that only result in just the same teaching, but more intense and missing other lessons. Better to give students with a different strategy that matches their strengths and uses those strengths to scaffold literacy.

I can offer to teach any school through simple video training and on-line live

Each week I run free on-line live coaching sessions, for visual learning. You can choose from:

Alternatively look at for more resources.

For Parents and teachers who want to know more go to or phone me on 07970-854388.

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
Here you will find my learning platform for some of my training programmes and free live webinars
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

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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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