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Join us Friday at 11am UK Time for another Neurodiversity Stories

Neurodiversity Stories with Darren Clarke Delighted to announce the next guest 🙌 Olive Hickmott Title: Are we all born dyslexic? Olive had many Dyslexic and ADHD traits all her life. She will tell the story of how she changed her … Continue reading

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Webinar on Wed 27.4.21 at the Bell House

Before Covid I was talking about the importance of sleep-breathing-calm for Neurodivergent students. Now the focus is on emotional wellbeing for everyone, these skills are even more valuable. I am running a webinar for The Bell House on Wednesday, just … Continue reading

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We are all born Dyslexic!!

There is only one problem common to all Dyslexics: They have not learned how to visualise letters and words, an essential skill for fluent reading and spelling in the English language. When we are born, we have no letters or … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Exceptional Interpersonal Skills

EPIC students can create verbal communications with a rich and interesting advanced vocabulary; many have developed these skills to compensate for their lack of ability with written communication. They can have tremendous powers to connect with other people and when … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Visual-Spatial Thinking and Learning

EPIC students think and learn in still pictures and/or moving videos, often possessing an extraordinary ability to recall visual memories from movies, video games or actual events.  This technique is invaluable for rapid recall and particularly useful when working in … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Seeing the Bigger Picture

EPIC students ask “big questions,” “life’s larger questions,” which are often challenging questions. They are curious about how things work. To aid their memory, EPIC students seem to need to have an understanding of the bigger picture, which is often … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Hyperfocus, Drive and Energy

Hyperfocus enables EPIC students to exhibit a single-minded concentration on what they consider to be an interesting task or subject. Given an exciting project to work on, they are entirely absorbed, there is no stopping them! Hyperfocus can be a … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Taking Different Perspectives

They can not only imagine what physical objects look like from different perspectives, including cross-sections, they can slice and dice buildings in their mind’s eye to, for example, check internal layout, connections for utilities services, and load-bearing walls. I created … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Instagram[i] for the brain

Some EPIC students have the ability to create stories from a mass of information and draw that story in cartoon form for everyone to appreciate. The translation between auditory and visual representations is invaluable for remembering any story.  But this is … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Problem Solving

Many EPIC students thrive on solving various problems and puzzles. As you might expect, they enjoy jigsaws, chess and strategy games.  They can find creative ways around most things, even their learning challenges. They create original ideas often devising really … Continue reading

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