Author Archives: olivehickmott

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, specialising in showing people how they can create their own health and learning

Art Giser’s latest event today

How To Be Guided And Supported By Your Inner Wisdom and Spirit. https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238440177/372f4e35d5 We received such wonderful feedback from the first presentation, and many requests to repeat it, so Art is leading it again live on Wednesday 8th November 2017 … Continue reading

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To do mental maths you need mental images of numbers

When I was a small child I was great at mental maths, I took my GCSE a year early (that was unheard of in those days) and packed in 3 “A” level Maths in the next 2 years.  I was … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Revolution ..#g2

Excellent article about the real strengths of neurodiversity, in particular Autism in this article. It talks about how business is catching on to the possibilities of people who think differently. I love the quote, that “if you’ve got a team … Continue reading

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Dyslexics don’t need to have poor literacy

I know this title may offend some people but this is Dyslexia Awareness Week and this little fact ought to be widely known.  I do hope I get some well thought through responses that I can reply to. There are … Continue reading

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#Great Spatial Awareness and #Dyslexia or #ADHD

Do you have the ability to turn 2D images into 3D images in your mind’s eye? For example when looking at an ordnance survey map, which is flat, can you turn the 2D contour lines into 3D images of mountains … Continue reading

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What is behind the strengths of #Dyslexia, #ADHD, etc

I am delighted that so many people are recognising the strengths of #Dyslexia, #ADHD, and other Neurodivergent ways of thinking and learning. Especially initiatives like #madebydyslexia and #youwillfailher. Creativity, imagination and generation of new ideas are common strengths, and what … Continue reading

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“Every word you want to spell, you may have already recognised”

Can you read better than you can spell?  This is a common experience in English, and a question I get asked frequently, so how does that happen? The answer is that for reading the student has progressed from breaking down … Continue reading

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