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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.

Neurodivergent Wednesday – Sleep – a Vital Skill for Well-being

Listen to the brief recording Sleeping is so often a challenge and maybe you have tried all the usual things for you and your child. But what do you know about sleep cycles, how to stay asleep all night and … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: #2. Grounding and Learning

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/IS3BtyW0RzA Being ungrounded when trying to learn or remember anything, looks roughly like this: loads of windows open, no structure, unable to concentrate, a bit wobbly and mounting confusion. Sound familiar? Whether you are … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Grounding – what is it, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning

Listen to the brief 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 people who … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: When Dyslexia overlaps with ADHD

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/uW-sn4FT7XM Many youngsters with ADHD are also most like to have a learning difficulty, probably Dyslexia**. According to a Facebook post I did, loads of children have both. You can disconnect these with understanding … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Remembering what you read and comprehension

Listen to a brief recording here: https://youtu.be/3Msac-H3J5Y There is a simple skill to remembering what you read and finding comprehension easy, which is available to everyone. Join us and find out the secrets using your own mental imagery. Listen to … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: The power of breathing to regulate emotions.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/X96vfKZr19w There is so much stress and anxiety around at the moment this short webinar with cover the basics of breathing and how it relates to Neurodiversity, especially ADHD and ASD. The event consists … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – Remembering what you read and comprehension

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/3Msac-H3J5Y There is a simple skill to remembering what you read and finding comprehension easy, which is available to everyone. Join us and find out the secrets using your own mental imagery. Listen to … Continue reading

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Changing Dyslexia for a new decade

. Whilst so many children are being home schooled parents are having all sorts of challenges and are often realising just how much their children are struggling with literacy. This is an offer to you to take a different perspective … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: Working with Neurodivergent strengths to mitigate ADHD and ASD.

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/Q7RhT4TuJfs Last week I talked about Neurodivergent strengths. This week it is how to work with those strengths to become exceptional and not be overwhelmed. How young can you notice these symptoms, leading to … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday – You are not born Dyslexic

Listen to the brief recording here: https://youtu.be/itkke285kpk You are born with fabulous mental imagery and neurodivergent thinking and learning that may turn into several learning difficulties. It is the creative, imaginative kids who develop Dyslexia pre or post going to … Continue reading

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