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Webinar on Wed 27.4.21 at the Bell House

Before Covid I was talking about the importance of sleep-breathing-calm for Neurodivergent students. Now the focus is on emotional wellbeing for everyone, these skills are even more valuable. I am running a webinar for The Bell House on Wednesday, just … Continue reading

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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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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Taking Different Perspectives

They can not only imagine what physical objects look like from different perspectives, including cross-sections, they can slice and dice buildings in their mind’s eye to, for example, check internal layout, connections for utilities services, and load-bearing walls. I created … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Instagram[i] for the brain

Some EPIC students have the ability to create stories from a mass of information and draw that story in cartoon form for everyone to appreciate. The translation between auditory and visual representations is invaluable for remembering any story.  But this is … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Problem Solving

Many EPIC students thrive on solving various problems and puzzles. As you might expect, they enjoy jigsaws, chess and strategy games.  They can find creative ways around most things, even their learning challenges. They create original ideas often devising really … Continue reading

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What is Grounding, why is it so important and what’s the connection with Learning and breathing

Listen to this brief 20 mins recording: https://youtu.be/TQ7xB8Mgn08 Grounding is something that many people don’t know about and why it is so important for learning and so much more. This session will explain what grounding is, in answer to those … Continue reading

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Neurodivergent Wednesday: Mental Health made easy

Access the short recording https://youtu.be/-46wEuXs0Uk Have you ever been confused about someone saying this is a mental health condition? How does mental health develop and what tools can you learn to help. All of this and more will be covered … Continue reading

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