Do you wonder why so many bright creative children have all sorts of learning challenging and what you can do to help?
We have three training programmes for parents, teachers, educational professionals and support staff:
Empowering Learning is a unique way to help students understand the vital role of using mental imagery for all aspects of learning by focusing on their strengths and not their deficits and weaknesses. The Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy Processes have been proven to work extremely well with these bright students by using a totally radical and different approach.
Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy
Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy offers remarkably quick ways to improve literacy, numeracy and concentration challenges even for those diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s and Autism. You will receive a Manual, Study Guide for parents, a copy of the Elephants in the Classroom and download with 7 webinars. Price currently reduced from £395 to help parents and teachers during the current challenging situation.
Changing Dyslexia for a New Decade
A series of 10 recorded webinars with Olive Hickmott and some of the Empowering Learning Practitioners to discuss the most challenging topics with Dyslexia for this decade. How changes that can be simply and easily made, for the benefit of students, parents and teachers, are discussed. You will be able to download the series at a special price during the current challenging education time.
New Perspectives on ADHD: “Distraction is my middle name”
Penny Perry, Cheryl Winter and Olive Hickmott hosted this groundbreaking initiative, delivered in 4 highly informative mini-sessions that will explain some hidden facts about ADHD, enabling you and your children or students to have happier lives. You will receive a download with 4x50mins sessions plus access to a facebook group for additional resources and comments/questions.
Masterclasses: Good Breathing, ADHD and your health
This is a set of 2 recorded webinars to download plus a piece of valuable research: Why humans should breath through their nose rather than their mouth. Can good breathing really improve ADHD.
30-mins online Coaching session for parents and children together or adults alone. It is also advisable to purchase a Study Guide from https://olivehickmott.wordpress.com/new-perspectives-books-and-cds/
Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy is where Practitioners start to become really familiar with how to teach bright creative students how to use their mental imagery to accelerate literacy and numeracy. You will learn how to guide students who are discouraged, frustrated and angry into positive mental and emotional states that make it easy to learn.Recent research has shown that those with a learning difficulty and also have exceptional strengths and talents, tend to see the world in a more holistic way. This means that they find it easier to see the big picture and to think creatively (out-of-the-box thinking).Once practiced with these skills you will be wanting to move onto the advanced skills of Pathways to Learning. You will learn how so many students are in sensory overload and the simple skills you can teach to enable reduction in this internal chaos.You can follow either of these programmes as home study. Book above.
Home study is very popular and gives you the flexibility to learn this from the comfort of your own home and apply it with your own child or classroom at your own pace. These programmes include five main tenets which can be seen below. These form the basis of the process and on the course you will learn how to impart this to your students easily, quickly and with rapid results. You will also get the research evidence supporting the process as well feedback from the principals and teachers who have been using it with such great effect in their schools and classrooms.
MENTAL IMAGERY IS A SKILL FOR LEARNING.
Mental Imagery is essential for reading, effective spelling, making sense of and remembering what is read, mental calculations, problem solving and legible handwriting. Neuroscience has shown that fluent readers use 3 co-activated areas of the brain: knowing the pronunciation of the word, understanding the meaning and recognising the visual representation of the whole word. As it is developed naturally by some students it was believed that this was an inherent skill and therefore could not be taught – we now KNOW that this is not the case and it can be learned through the Jumpstarting process.
THE OPTIMAL LEARNING STATE
Students learn most effectively when in the Optimal Learning State, i.e. relaxed body, alert mind. Some students cannot develop or control their mental imagery skills until they are in this state. Results have shown that knowing how to get into this state easily helps to lower stress, increase concentration and focus and also improves memory and recall. This skill is useful for the whole school and gives staff the tools for creating calmer students, calmer classrooms and a calmer school! Neuroscience has shown that being this state, often called ‘Flow’, helps students and staff to be more effective. This state is even more vital for students on the Autistic Spectrum, who maybe in sensory overload, even from a very young age. They can be overwhelmed by the environment and even more importantly from their ability to be deluged by their own mental images, then start to zone out and even withdraw from the world.
META-COGNITION IN LEARNERS
Helping students become more meta-cognisant about their inner mental processes helps them recognise their existing strengths and adjust any ineffective learning strategies accordingly. Learning how and why people do what they do is a vital skill to develop for all challenges, and explains many of the symptoms on the spectrum.
When a student is very sensitive, they will pick up on other peoples’ emotions, whether positive or negative, often reflecting back a parent’s or teacher’s concerns.
FEAR and ANXIETY
It is known that fear can destroy anyone’s ability to learn, if you are in a permanently anxious and fearful state this can underpin many behavioral challenges, including frustration, anger, meltdowns and closing down.