Tag Archives: neurodivergent

The Wall of Awful Literacy

Here is a very simple way to improve literacy for highly creative, imaginative students. I listened to Brandan Mahan (ADHDessentials.com) recently talking about The Wall of Awful – a metaphor to describe how students get stuck and how they can … Continue reading

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Are you Highly Sensitive?

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A New Paradigm of Education

I happened upon this really interesting book, where Monique Sayers bringing together the views of many experts in the field of education. There are 3 key questions, and the book covers so much more: What does a new way of … Continue reading

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Flipping Dyslexia 101: How could your school benefit from a Neurodivergent School Coach (NSC)?

It is every students’ civil rights to be taught in a way that works for them and in many cases plays to their visual neurodivergent strengths. Every primary school could have a Neurodivergent School Coach, who champions appropriate teaching and … Continue reading

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Flipping Dyslexia 101: Neurodivergent Teddy

Transcript: Good morning this is a story about neurodivergent teddy. This is part of my series of learning to thrive with dyslexia and adhd I want to tell you a story about a little boy called Freddie who came to … Continue reading

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Flipping Dyslexia 101: Neurodivergent strengths

When you explore neurodivergent strengths, you realize 3 things: how valuable these strengths are how they can be real assets in adult life how they can be flipped to assist with topics such as dyslexia or poor literacy/numeracy at any … Continue reading

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Is your child Highly Sensitive (HSP)?

Working with Neurodivergent students for 20 years I have always known that many of them are highly sensitive, often with symptoms of sensory overload. Recently I came across the work of Dr. Elaine Aron, who has done much research into … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Types of Mental Images

There are three types of mental images – things we have seen before and can recall, things we want to create and images that just come to us in a sort of knowing. Let me explain this in more detail. … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: “Visual thinking is a tremendous advantage” Temple Grandin

Dr Temple Grandin has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She has autism with incredible skills to visualise the best environment for animals, so they remain calm, by putting herself into their world through her … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week – me too stories

March 15th-21st is Neurodiversity Celebration Week; please celebrate with people you know, their strengths and exceptional skills. It is time we acknowledge the unique contributions they all make. According to the Department of Education, 15% of students in the United Kingdom have … Continue reading

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