Tag Archives: Autism

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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New: The Elephants in the Classroom

The Elephants in the Classroom: Uncovering Every Student’s Natural Power of Mental Imagery to Enhance Learning My latest book, The Elephants in the Classroom talks directly to parents and teachers, providing a much-needed new perspective on the explosion of learning difficulties in our … Continue reading

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Empowering Learning in offender rehabilitation

A few years ago, Olive Hickmott was approached by David Apparicio and Jackie Hewitt-Main separately, two entrepreneurs, whom had a passion for working with offenders in custody to give them a second chance in life. This is a brief review … Continue reading

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Research into who has good mental images

This morning on BBC Breakfast TV, Prof Adam Zeman, University of Exeter discussed what he is calling Aphantasia, the inability of some people to see mental images. He says Aphantasia is not a disorder, disability or a condition, it is just … Continue reading

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48XXYY children take to improving literacy through mental imagery

In May I was asked to speak at the 1st 48XXYY Conference in the UK, organised by the amazing #JocelynEldridge; an amazing 3 days, full of useful information. I worked with some of the boys in mini-workshops, teaching them how … Continue reading

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Your gut brain and Autism

Many people are fully aware of all the various problems people have with their gut, when on the Autistic Spectrum; food intolerances, sickness, allergies, diarrhea, etc. Fear and anxiety, another common symptom, is also felt in your gut. At Empowering … Continue reading

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#worldautismawareness Learn how mental imagery relates to Autism

Our own mental imagery are very significant for lots of learning difficulties, including behavioural, emotional and social challenges, such as ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism and Dyslexia Join our bitesize teleseminar, offered as part of World Autism Awareness Week, and find out … Continue reading

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Paul Isacs talks about his Autism on Youtube

Paul has a fantastic group of videos on youtube, explaining many aspects of Autism and his journey.  The videos are full of explanation, insights and really useful help; an inspiration to many. Here are a few to start with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oGhqdvmolcContinue reading

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Autism – How My Unstoppable Mother Proved the Experts Wrong

This is a great Ted talk, about Chris Varney and his “I can do” network. A real inspiration to any parent of a child on the autistic spectrum. This will be one of your inspirations for just what is possible.

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Welwyn and Hatfield Group: Mental imagery and special needs 11th Feb 7:30pm

Find our how you can picture words to improve literacy and Dyslexia, stop images moving to reduce ADHD and increase concentration, reduce the information experienced in Sensory Overload, help Autism/Aspergers. Olive Hickmott, Empowering Learning, who has a wealth of experience … Continue reading

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