Tag Archives: learning differences

Big Picture Visual Thinkers

Neurodivergent students are often big-picture thinkers, permanently curious, always wanting to know why, with their heads full of amazing mental images.  For example, to picture a giraffe, a big picture thinker may think of a whole herd of giraffes roaming … 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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Stevenage: Does your child have  a Ferrari brain?

Herts Health and Wholeness festival, October 4th, Stevenage Your SplD kids are very talented – how to convince others Almost every child with SplD has an exceptionally fast brain, a bit like a Ferrari. Parents and teachers are trying to … Continue reading

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A different approach to learning difficulties

At Empowering Learning we have a fundamentally different approach to learning difficulties, differences.  We see children as extremely talented, creative, imaginative people who are struggling to learn in the way they are being taught. They are visual learners with exceptional … Continue reading

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Struggling pupils don’t catch up, data shows

This statistics was recently reported on the BBC.   “Just one in 15 (6.5%) pupils starting secondary school in England “behind” for their age goes on to get five good GCSEs including English and maths, official data shows”. As a … Continue reading

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