Tag Archives: neurodivergent

My Fundraiser succeeded and is continuing

My wonderful friends, from the UK, USA and even Australia, contributed to my birthday fundraiser to cover the costs of sending out the first 100 copies of The Elephants in the Classroom to primary schools across the United Kingdom, to … Continue reading

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This month’s on-line drop-in

Learn some new perspectives on how to help our neurodivergent students. Just drop-in with your questions.  Register here to join this FREE call: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7109820806430804227. Empowering Learning can offer parents and teachers many skills, to help creative children find learning easier … Continue reading

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Mouth breathing and ADHD

Recently I did a free teleseminar comparing the benefits of nose breathing to mouth breathing. I have had a very positive response from lots of mouth breathers, saying things like “nose breathing calms me down”, “nose breathing makes a huge difference … 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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Breathing is good for you

But do you know the difference between nose breathing and mouth breathing – what is “right” breathing,  and why is it important? I work with children and adults with learning differences, currently known as neurodivergent thinking and learning styles. I … Continue reading

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Is SEND at breaking point?

Yesterday’s article in the Observer, talks of a 26% increase in the number of court appeals, a total of 6374 appeals lodged in 2018-19. Full text below. So we have a “perfect storm” for special educational needs;  parents are desperately … Continue reading

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School – Trying to learn in the Dark

Dreading my turn to read – Entering the school system, in the UK, at age 4, my literacy was progressing, fitfully. By the age of seven, I was really struggling. My report at 16 says: “Hampered by lack of vocabulary … Continue reading

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