Tag Archives: neurodiversity

Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Exceptional Interpersonal Skills

EPIC students can create verbal communications with a rich and interesting advanced vocabulary; many have developed these skills to compensate for their lack of ability with written communication. They can have tremendous powers to connect with other people and when … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Visual-Spatial Thinking and Learning

EPIC students think and learn in still pictures and/or moving videos, often possessing an extraordinary ability to recall visual memories from movies, video games or actual events.  This technique is invaluable for rapid recall and particularly useful when working in … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Seeing the Bigger Picture

EPIC students ask “big questions,” “life’s larger questions,” which are often challenging questions. They are curious about how things work. To aid their memory, EPIC students seem to need to have an understanding of the bigger picture, which is often … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Hyperfocus, Drive and Energy

Hyperfocus enables EPIC students to exhibit a single-minded concentration on what they consider to be an interesting task or subject. Given an exciting project to work on, they are entirely absorbed, there is no stopping them! Hyperfocus can be a … Continue reading

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Find out about the importance of sleep and how you can help your child to get a good night’s rest.

On Monday 8th Feb, Olive Hickmott will be talking about sleep, neurodiversity and why it’s so important to help your child to get a good night’s rest. This event has been organised by Flying Start Tuition. Get your tickets to … Continue reading

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Success stories with Dyslexia and ADHD

Looking for inspiration? 31 success stories have been published during October. Each video is <5mins long. https://olivehickmott.wordpress.com/success-stories-from-empowering-learning/ You will hear about:* how breathing and grounding help reduce stress* how visualising words can be achieved in minutes* how to calm a … Continue reading

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Learning to thrive with Dyslexia / ADHD.

Great stories of success for many ex-struggling learners. Tune into my YouTube channel, posted at 11am every day during October. Maximun of 5 mins each. Here you will find links to the whole list: https://olivehickmott.wordpress.com/success-stories-from-empowering-learning/ October was ADHD and Dyslexia … Continue reading

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Free webinar: Releasing anxiety from Dyslexia

This is the last in the series Changing Dyslexia for a New Decade.  Several in the series have covered how learning differences can create anxiety. This session with cover: Using the strengths of mental imagery to change anxiety How Emotional … Continue reading

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Learning Differences – How to Connect the Dots: Making a Real Difference for the Next Generation

Tuesday 21st January, 2020, at the Richmond NLP group,  with Olive Hickmott and learn how children learn best Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-differences-how-to-connect-the-dots-tickets-89493199569 Olive is a specialist expert mainly working with students. However, her work also applies to us, as coaches, NLP’ers and … Continue reading

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Where SEN meets mental health challenges

Recently I was asked to talk to some Hertfordshire teachers and Sencos about this topic, that was very well received. I summarised the content it in just 30 minutes in my on-line monthly webinar for Dyslexia, ADHD and neurodivergent questions. … Continue reading

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