Author Archives: olivehickmott

About olivehickmott

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

#The Doctor Who Gave up Drugs

Thanks to the #BBC for Dr Chris Van Tulleken taking about the drugs we give to our children, from a very young age. I really recommend you catch up the #BBC  #The Doctor who gave up drugs:  Series 2 episode … Continue reading

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Attention parents of very young children

There is a strong connection between the mental images we hold in our head and learning difficulties – at last, people are starting to discuss the topic and the need for developing mental images of words was mentioned several times at … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Creativity with EPIC Students

This is an extract from my new book. Request your copy of 2 FREE chapters here.:  Why Bright Creative Kids are being Left Behind ….and what can you do to change this?  Neurodiversity through the Lens of Mental Imagery Let me remind … Continue reading

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Mental Images and Learning Difficulties

People often ask what mental images are and here is a simple explanation.  Mental imagery is normal, just like breathing, and they are quite simply the images we hold in our head.  All these images, presented as either pictures or … Continue reading

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Barking up the Wrong Tree

Has anyone noticed the actual problem with idioms and highly visual children?  Children with Dyslexia, ADHD, Aspergers and Autism are likely to have excellent visual strengths so mentioning an idiom to them sends them off into trying to sort out … 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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