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.

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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Research shows the need to picture words.

Can you picture words? When you spell the word GIRAFFE, how many Rs and how many Fs. If this is simple for you, you are most likely to be good at literacy. Every Dyslexic I have ever met, and there … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on ADHD

ADHD isn’t just about behaviors. Once you understand what is driving the behaviors, you will be able to create a calmer life for you and the whole family. During May there are 3 opportunities when you can join Olive Hickmott, … Continue reading

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Are you Highly Sensitive?

Highly Sensitive People and Neurodiversity Continue reading

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