Tag Archives: mental images

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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Half of Children Leave reception unready for school

Sarah Boseley, reports for the Guardian today this terrifying statistic that comes from Sir Michael Marmot’s  The Institute of Health Equity. There is one vital measure that hasn’t been included in the assessment of the literacy and numeracy of 5 … Continue reading

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Have you heard about how mental images effect ADHD

People with ADHD often have very fast moving mental images, their brain runs like a Ferrari, without any breaks.  This is great for mental gymnastics, making high speed connections between various facts and all manner of clever stuff.  The only … Continue reading

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Nicky Campbell phone in on Dyslexia 26th Feb 2014

Just finished listening to the repeat of Nicky’s show, really interesting.  It was triggered by the publication of “The Dyslexia Debate” Julian G. Elliott (Author), Elena L. Grigorenko (Author)and Prof Elliott was on Nicky’s show.  It is only available for … 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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One simple question to transform literacy challenges

Fluent reading and accurate spelling is dependent on people being able create a mental image of a word in their mind’s eye. Not the shape of it, the actual word.  Ask anyone who is skilled, to spell a difficult word … Continue reading

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