Author Archives: olivehickmott

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.

Rising sun trainings for Neurodiversity

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I am a Featured Speaker at the FREE Teachers Matter Online Summit

I am a Featured Speaker at the FREE Teachers Matter Online Summit Continue reading

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Dyslexia assessment is fine but prevention is so much better

Dyslexia assessment is fine but prevention is so much better Continue reading

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Let’s avoid Dyslexia: Simple ways parents could help

Children who learn to visualise words don’t develop Dyslexia. So how do we encourage young children to visualise words, even before school and any formal teaching. The Word Form Area (WFA) is an area in their brain that has mental … Continue reading

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Your child’s strengths for creativity….

Today, we have young children with strong visual skills for creativity, imagination, problem solving and so much more. These are natural skills are in high demand for a multitude of 21st century challenges. They stem from having good mental images … Continue reading

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If letters move on the page are you Dyslexic?

Why do letters move on the page? Find quick solutions here Continue reading

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Neurodivergent brains think differently, so lets help them learn differently

Join one of the free sessions to explain the role mental imagery plays in learning. Dates through to end of August now available. Take a look at http://www.visualkids.co.uk for all the details. There are 3 different sessions, plus one new … Continue reading

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3 simple things to explore about ADHD

Exploring the strengths of ADHD Continue reading

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The Wall of Awful Literacy

Here is a very simple way to improve literacy for highly creative, imaginative students. I listened to Brandan Mahan (ADHDessentials.com) recently talking about The Wall of Awful – a metaphor to describe how students get stuck and how they can … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Twinkl?

I was delighted to be interviewed by Dylan Morgan, Content Executive at Twinkl recently for his article Living with Dyslexia from those who know best. Several people contributed their lived experiences, that makes for an interesting read here. Enjoy. Twinkl … Continue reading

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