Tag Archives: Dyscalculia

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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Kids excel & schools save SEN money

Almost all of our schools are finding they have less funding available that in turn effects the increasing demands on Special Needs Budgets.  So what can we do for less whilst kids excel? Imagine what it would be like if … 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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DAA3: Does maths make you feel sick.

Sometimes numeracy is a much bigger challenge than literacy.  Indeed you may find literacy easy and numeracy very difficult/impossible or may have been diagnosed with Dyscalculia. People who are good at numeracy and mental maths can easily picture numbers in … 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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We know it works, we know why it works and how to teach it.

We just need more people to try improving literacy and numeracy. What is stopping you giving mental imagery a go? You may feel: you have tried everything, and you can be bothered you don’t want to feel stupid again you haven’t … Continue reading

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Does maths make you shiver?

Mental imagery will improve our Maths results When you are faced with maths does a cold shiver run down your spine? This is the experience of many and no wonder that numeracy is always in the top 10, quite often … Continue reading

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Maths is easy when you use mental images

Maths/Numeracy is so easy when you learn how to use mental images for numbers. Olive Hickmott offers you a free teleseminar to find out some essential secrets of being good at maths and improving Dyscalculia.  Olive will be sharing with … Continue reading

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The qualities of your mental images and learning difficulties

A vital part of creating mental images and hence learning  is the quality of those images. And this is where parents can really help.  Talk to your children about their images, this will help them to develop their occipital region.  … Continue reading

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Why are schools not interested…

Why are schools not interested in the vital contribution mental imagery makes to our ability to think and learn, when mental imagery has been extensively used for sports performance for at least the last 10 years?  The simple answer is that no Teacher or … Continue reading

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