Tag Archives: dyslexia

The cost of learning difficulties

I want to tell you a story about Freddy Freddy (not his real name), was a bright child and used to go to school – how did his parents know he was bright? Creative, charming, a bit of a character. His … 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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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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What will the Election do to Education?

My professional passion is to ensure that “No student has a reading and writing age level below their chronological age.” We know this can be done, but it needs to start early and ensure that every child has the ability … 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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Would you like a 95.15% success rate to change Dyslexia?

Recently we have been surveying Empowering Learning Practitioners to ask their success rate, when working with students.  It is now well accepted that: recognising words on the page is a skill of fluent readers being able to access a mental … Continue reading

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