Empowering Learning




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learn through mental imagery - you will learn from our extensive experience

Much neuroscience has highlighted the importance of the Word Form Area (WFA) in the Occipital Lobe to be activated for literacy but until recently there has been no recognition that this skill can be simply taught. The process is a little like "jump starting" the WFA and with a little practice, building on success; everyone can do it. For literacy including spelling, reading, comprehension and the meaning of words, this enables a Dyslexic brain to pick up the skills of a non-dyslexic brain. We teach students to do this in about an hour and then they need to practice the skill for up to 28 days to create a new habit. This builds their mental dictionary of words and then reading will simply add more words into their dictionary. A similar skill is needed for mental arithmetic, after all mental arithmetic means completing a task in your head and the occipital lobe is where you do this.

Over the last few years we have gained much knowledge about how people who have excellent mental images for pictures have never learnt the essential skill to visualise words.. This basic mistake leads to much confusion and learning difficulties. Learning phonics is so much more effective when people also successfully visualise words.

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I am offering you the opportunity to become an expert in visual learning. You can learn how those youngsters who are so confused by many aspects of school, turn this around when they understand their mental images and how they can control them. You can learn very simple skills, complementary to any phonic education, that anyone can teach, to improve literacy, numeracy, comprehension, sequencing, concentration and so much more. These are the basic skills of how we think,

Signing up will enable you to access much of the work I have completed over the last 15 years, after a personal lifetime of confusion with very fast visual images. You will find ways to start to integrate this knowledge into your own environment for the benefit of youngsters and adults alike. Everyone can do it with just a little skills training. You will receive a series of short articles, audios, videos and access to a free teleseminar to get you started.

Teaching people to understand their own visual skills is a great step forward. We have simple skills that anyone can learn to address many of the symptoms of learning difficulties.

Do you want to know more? You are welcome to text me at the conference and meet up on +44-7970-854388 or e-mail olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk.


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Empowering Learning offers services from the Olive Hickmott, the co-founder of the work known as Seeing Spells Achieving, in association with those we have trained. This work has been further developed, named Empowering Learning, simplified and extended for other learning difficulties such as ADD/ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourettes, Dysgraphia, Aspergers and Autism. Empowering Learning is not a replacement for other educational practices and techniques it is complementary.