Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy™

Do you wonder why so many bright children have dyslexia and what you can do to help?

  • If you are a parent and have a child (or children) with a diagnosis, or symptoms of dyslexia or other learning difficulties, then this course is for you. 
  • If you are a primary school teacher or Principal, then this course is for you. 
  • If you are an Educational Psychologist, then this course is for you.
Recent research has shown that those with dyslexia, a learning difficulty and also have exceptional strengths and talents, tend to see the world in a more holistic way. This means that they find it easier to see the big picture and to think creatively (out-of-the-box thinking).
Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you have probably become frustrated with how so many of the systems that are in place to help struggling students are still failing them, with their issues becoming compounded year after year.
Rather than catching up with their peers, these students fall further behind each year, losing self belief and motivation along the way. You have probably wondered what on earth you can do to really help them become independent, successful and confident learners, without needing the crutches of a scribe, reader, assistive technology or a reduced timetable.
Well, the Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy Process has been proven to work extremely well with those bright students by using a totally radical and different approach. 
Rather than focusing on what the student can’t do, Empowering Learning builds on their talents and strengths. 
Not only does this process help students to take advantage of their strengths, helping them to learn easier and more effectively, it also teaches students (and parents and teachers) how to be in the more effective state for learning (and parenting and teaching!). Learners discover their own experiences, what makes for successful learning and establishing where learning can go wrong.
We have seen over and over again, how quickly and easily students can learn when shown the right strategies for them. After all there is no ‘one size fits all’. Parents and teachers often tell us how amazing this find the process. 
Not only is it easy to implement but it works quickly and students begin to feel more confident about their learning ability.
Want to make a real difference in your child’s learning, or your classroom?
Then join me for the next Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy & Numeracy On-line Course!  #jumpstartingliteracy


The Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy Programme


The course is delivered via 6 weekly live 1.5 hr webinars with an extended Q&A session following the course. This will give you the flexibility to learn this from the comfort of your own home and apply it with your own child or classroom at your own pace. 

Can’t make the webinar times? Don’t worry, these are recorded and you will receive a link to access these recordings any time. 
The Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy™ process includes three main tenets which can be seen below. These form the basis of the process and on the course you will learn how to impart this to your students easily, quickly and with rapid results. You will also get the research evidence supporting the process as well feedback from the principals and teachers who have been using it with such great effect in their schools and classrooms.

Mental Imagery is essential for reading, effective spelling, making sense of and remembering what is read, mental calculations, problem solving and legible handwriting.

Neuroscience has shown that fluent readers use 3 co-activated areas of the brain: knowing the pronunciation of the word, understanding the meaning and recognising the visual representation of the whole word.
As it is developed naturally by some students it was believed that this was an inherent skill and therefore could not be taught – we now KNOW that this is not the case and it can be learned through the Jumpstarting process.

Students learn most effectively when in the Optimal Learning State, i.e. relaxed body, alert mind. Some students cannot develop or control their mental imagery skills until they are in this state.

Results have shown that knowing how to get into this state easily helps to lower stress, increase concentration and focus and also improves memory and recall.

This skill is useful for the whole school and gives staff the tools for creating calmer students, calmer classrooms and a calmer school! Neuroscience has shown that being this state, often called ‘Flow’, helps students and staff to be more effective.

Mental Imagery skills can be learned provided the right training approach is applied.

Helping students become more meta-cognisant about their inner mental processes helps them recognise their existing strengths and adjust any ineffective learning strategies accordingly.

A ‘coaching’ approach is the best way to do this and includes:

  • Active listening.
  • The conscious use of language.
  • Asking questions from a position of curiosity and investigation.
  • Observing eye patterns, body language and other non-verbal communication.
Literacy skills: spelling, reading, reading comprehension and writingNumeracy skills: mental arithmetic, geometry, addition and times tables, algebraGeneral learning skills: memory, concentration, revision and exam techniques
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and ADHD.

You will practice the skills you are learning and go away with the confidence to teach others how to overcome the debilitating effects they are experiencing and become symptom free.

Teaching the Empowering Learning material is so rewarding. Never a day goes by without seeing immense change some across someone’s face. As soon as you have completed this training you are encouraged to practice and keep records of your clients. The accreditation paperwork has an extremely useful format for your records.

The on-line programme, run by Olive Hickmott and Sara Haboubi, consists of 7 live on-line modules, 1.5 hours in length, with approximately one week between modules to all plenty of time for practice, that is a key part of the programme. The 2-day open programme is run by Paula Montie in Berkshire and Sara Haboubi in the Republic of Ireland and Australia. All three trainers are available to train in specific groups in other locations by arrangement.

For more information contact olive@tiahl.org or just click the appropriate link below to register on line:

On-line Jumpstarting literacy and numeracy £395    or upgrade from previous version £195.50  To book Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy and Pathways to learning 

If you want to get started right now, this will be perfect for you……you can access the whole Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy Programme as a home-study programme, with 7 recorded jumpstarting literacy and numeracy classes, an extensive manual and 6  on-line live Q&A  and coaching sessions, with Olive Hickmott, the Founder of Empowering Learning, on the first Wednesday of every month (either 9am or 7pm). Just click here and watch out for the confirmation e-mail from olive@tiahl.org in the next few minutes:   Book here: Home-study Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy £395 


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