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7 poor processes for teaching word recognition

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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Learning Differences – How to Connect the Dots: Making a Real Difference for the Next Generation

Tuesday 21st January, 2020, at the Richmond NLP group,  with Olive Hickmott and learn how children learn best Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-differences-how-to-connect-the-dots-tickets-89493199569 Olive is a specialist expert mainly working with students. However, her work also applies to us, as coaches, NLP’ers and … Continue reading

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Children may complain “I can’t draw”

How often do you hear a child say “I can’t draw” and screw up the piece of paper when you think it is a lovely drawing/painting? There are 3 reasons common I know about this, that you might not have … Continue reading

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The joy of successful learning, even with Dyslexia

Children can achieve magic when given the right tools, that match their strengths.  Here are a couple of examples: To learn how to teach visualisation skills,  sign up for our newsletter at  http://www.empoweringlearning.co.uk or join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/empoweringlearning/Continue reading

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The strengths of Dyslexia

People often ask about the strengths of Dyslexia; here is my summary of exceptional characteristics that  I consistently see in myself, my clients, friends and colleagues with Dyslexia. You will notice them in children and manifesting in particular jobs for … Continue reading

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Have you been told that Dyslexia is genetic?j

I have met many parents who feel guilty thinking that Dyslexia is genetic and then proved that it isn’t. Let’s start with me, dyslexic and neither of my parents nor my brother was. In fact, they were excellent readers and … Continue reading

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Skills for neurodivergent students – Jan 13th

Would you like to know more about the tool-box we have developed for assisting Dyslexic, ADHD and Autistic students, based on their strengths? Olive Hickmott is an Author, Trainer and Forensic Learning Coach.  She has been an expert in how … Continue reading

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