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.

Free webinar: How is it my child can read and not spell the same words?

There is a very simple reason as to why some children find reading reasonable and spelling so difficult.  It is unlikely you have been taught the reason for this in school or how to overcome these challenges. Joining us for … Continue reading

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Free webinar: exploring sensory overload in Dyslexia

Does your child struggle with anxiety and sensory overload? This webinar will give you some new insights into their experiences and how some simple skills can assist every child, especially those with learning differences. This webinar is part of a … Continue reading

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7 poor processes for teaching word recognition

Word recognition is necessary for fluent reading.  But with an emphasis on phonics ONLY, word recognition is left either left to chance or not being taught well in school.  One of the first words you can be expected to read … Continue reading

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Learning Differences – How to Connect the Dots: Making a Real Difference for the Next Generation

Tuesday 21st January, 2020, at the Richmond NLP group,  with Olive Hickmott and learn how children learn best Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-differences-how-to-connect-the-dots-tickets-89493199569 Olive is a specialist expert mainly working with students. However, her work also applies to us, as coaches, NLP’ers and … Continue reading

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Children may complain “I can’t draw”

How often do you hear a child say “I can’t draw” and screw up the piece of paper when you think it is a lovely drawing/painting? There are 3 reasons common I know about this, that you might not have … Continue reading

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The joy of successful learning, even with Dyslexia

Children can achieve magic when given the right tools, that match their strengths.  Here are a couple of examples: To learn how to teach visualisation skills,  sign up for our newsletter at  http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk or join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/empoweringlearning/Continue reading

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The strengths of Dyslexia

People often ask about the strengths of Dyslexia; here is my summary of exceptional characteristics that  I consistently see in myself, my clients, friends and colleagues with Dyslexia. You will notice them in children and manifesting in particular jobs for … Continue reading

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