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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.

Success stories with Dyslexia and ADHD

Looking for inspiration? 31 success stories have been published during October. Each video is <5mins long. https://olivehickmott.wordpress.com/success-stories-from-empowering-learning/ You will hear about:* how breathing and grounding help reduce stress* how visualising words can be achieved in minutes* how to calm a … Continue reading

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Made by Dyslexia – Dyslexia Awareness

Made by Dyslexia has done a great job bringing together excellent material called Connect the Spots to inspire people to be more optimistic about Dyslexia – but we have to remember that this is a great challenge and very worthwhile … Continue reading

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ADHD / Dyslexia Awareness month starts today – here are 3 secrets

To start our month of great Dyslexia and ADHD success stories, I want to give you the 3 secrets we have discovered to significantly address poor literacy, inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, drowsiness, irritability and low self-esteem. These will be demonstrated with … Continue reading

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Learning to thrive with Dyslexia / ADHD.

Great stories of success for many ex-struggling learners. Tune into my YouTube channel, posted at 11am every day during October. Maximun of 5 mins each. Here you will find links to the whole list: https://olivehickmott.wordpress.com/success-stories-from-empowering-learning/ October was ADHD and Dyslexia … Continue reading

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The Role of Mental Imagery in Learning, for Dyslexia and ADHD

I am delighted to be running a webinar for The Bell House on Monday 28th September 2020, 7pm. Find out more about how to Alleviate and prevent much of the confusion that threatens to overwhelm students with dyslexia and / … Continue reading

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The Guardian piece on Dyslexia Wars 16.9.2020

Children are not discovering an essential skill for learning. In response to the piece, on Dyslexia Wars in the Guardian on 19.6.2020, there is still no appreciation that not all children learn in the same way.   Bright, creative, imaginative children … Continue reading

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Recover your Energy for FREE

Has Covid-19 left you feeling exhausted and drained of energy? Some people may just be exhausted as a result of the lock-down. These recordings may really help you. Recover your energy was originally written for those with Chronic Fatigue or … Continue reading

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School’s Out……

I had the pleasure of meeting Naomi Fisher on-line at a recent conference entitled “Freedom to Learn 2020”. Her presentation was fascinating, considering the arguments and research for self-directed education. Much of what she said is covered in this article … Continue reading

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What is Grounding, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning and breathing

Listen to this brief 20 mins recording: https://youtu.be/TQ7xB8Mgn08 Grounding is something that many people don’t know about and why it is so important for learning and so much more. This session will explain what grounding is, in answer to those … Continue reading

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Would you like your child to really enjoy reading?

Do you have a bookworm in the house? This child is just loving completing a David Walliams book in 24 hours. We know that children who are fluent readers like this have: * mastered holding thousands of words in their … Continue reading

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