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.

Learning Differences are there in very young children

but we may not notice them until they are older and have developed into various learning difficulties. But how can we spot these challenges early and what can we do about them, simply and easily when children are pre-school or … Continue reading

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SENDCrisis Action Day – May 30th

May 30th is SEND day of action in many cities across the UK. This has been called for by schools and parents very concerned about the limited funding for many of our most vulnerable students – those with diagnosed or … Continue reading

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Launch: The Elephants in the Classroom

The Elephants in the Classroom: Uncovering Every Student’s Natural Power of Mental Imagery to Enhance Learning My latest book, The Elephants in the Classroom talks directly to parents and teachers, providing a much-needed new perspective on the explosion of learning difficulties in our … Continue reading

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Is your mind deluged with thoughts?

Have you ever thought of counting how many thoughts are currently active in your head?  Try it now and see roughly how many you have: 5, 50, 500 or just too many to count. And whose thoughts are they – … Continue reading

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Monday morning learning tips

11am Every Monday morning I run a Facebook live for 15-20 mins to give you and your students some tips about literacy, numeracy, concentration, memory, learning and thinking through mental imagery and so much more. Just a quick call and … Continue reading

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My child can’t sleep

There are dozens of reasons why children can’t sleep but I should like to give you a couple of gems to try out.  Firstly, is the problem that they can’t get to sleep or is it that they don’t stay … Continue reading

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Why do children get multiple diagnoses of different learning difficulties?

When I started my journey into learning differences I was shocked to find that so many children and adults had multiple diagnoses; for example,  dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD or ADHD and ASD.  My thought was that there must be something … Continue reading

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