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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Creativity, imagination and generation of new ideas

EPIC students can have exceptional artistic talent. They may be envied by painters, artists, designers, musicians, photographers, writers and comedians. They understand pictures more than words – hence the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.” They may develop … 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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March 15th-21st is Neurodiversity Celebration Week

To have a learning difference has been one of the biggest challenges and exceptional opportunities in my life.  It has made me who I am; for example, creativity, out of the box thinking, seeing different perspectives, gaining unique insights, excellent … Continue reading

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The Elephants in the Classroom is now available on Kindle

I am delighted to announce that The Elephants in the Classroom is now available on Kindle. After a delay due to Covid-19, it is now available here, complete with all the pictures. Here are some of the testimonials: “In this … Continue reading

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Has lockdown shone a light……

on how much your children are struggling with literacy or diagnosed Dyslexic and you want to find out how best to help them. I can assure you that many parents are feeling just like you and you may have little … Continue reading

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“I wish I had known more when my child was little……”

………I could have saved so much pain for her and me. Parents often say comments like this and this picture sums it up, for me. It isn’t until they get older that it becomes easier to see what is happening. … 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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The Guardian piece on Dyslexia Wars 16.9.2020

Children are not discovering an essential skill for learning. In response to the piece, on Dyslexia Wars in the Guardian on 19.6.2020, there is still no appreciation that not all children learn in the same way.   Bright, creative, imaginative children … Continue reading

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