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What is Grounding, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning and breathing

Listen to this brief 20 mins 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 … Continue reading

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Would you like your child to really enjoy reading?

Do you have a bookworm in the house? This child is just loving completing a David Walliams book in 24 hours. We know that children who are fluent readers like this have: * mastered holding thousands of words in their … Continue reading

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A reformed Dyslexic – growing up in the dark

Reprinted from Chapter 2: The Elephants in the Classroom – uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning My real passion is to alleviate and prevent much of the confusion that threatens to overwhelm students. Teachers and … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Literacy – any child can use this simple skill

In minutes you will practice how to visualise words and switch the light bulb on in your brain for fluent reading and spelling. If you are struggling with spelling or reading at home, visualising words is fun and aids concentration, … Continue reading

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Home education for literacy made easy

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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Dispatch those reading gremlins

Reading for fun in 30 mins and 10 seconds is on the Active in Redbourn, facebook page this Thursday at 11am. Symon Vegro, a local author, is talking to Olive Hickmott about *Motivation to read*The simple and natural techniques to … Continue reading

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How is home schooling going?

Due to Covid-19 millions of parents have been attempting home schooling, without any preparation or training. Of course, they have been having a whole range of experiences from very good to deeply distressing for a number of reasons. I have … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: Mental Health made easy

Access the short recording https://youtu.be/-46wEuXs0Uk Have you ever been confused about someone saying this is a mental health condition? How does mental health develop and what tools can you learn to help. All of this and more will be covered … Continue reading

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Catching up with visual learning is fun for all kids

During lock-down I have been creating short videos of the key visual skills to improve literacy and numeracy for visual creative students. There are only 4 vital topics: reducing anxiety, finding strengths, visualising words and numbers. As I know that … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: Weird symptoms of being ungrounded

Listen to the brief recording here Do you or your child have these symptoms? Feeling unsafe, being deaf, not being able to wee/poo, can’t sleep, talking rapidly, wobbly, head banging, frantically running up and down the stairs, highly sensitive, hates … Continue reading

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