We also have much research which underpins the approach.  Firstly we have 2 active research projects for Empowering Learning™:

  • Improving literacy and numeracy amongst undergraduate nurses, many of whom are diagnosed as dyslexic
  • Improving literacy amongst adult learners

In addition, parts of our approach have been published and/or researched by the following:

  • Bolstad, R., 2002.  Resolve: Crown House Publishing.
  • Dilts, Robert, The NLP Spelling Strategy. Article of the Month.
  • Malloy, T E ., 1989. Cognitive strategies and a classroom procedure for teaching spelling, Department of Psychology, University of Utah.
  • Faber Taylor, A., Kuo, F.E., & Sullivan, W.C., 2001. Coping with ADD: The surprising connection to green play settings.  Environment and Behavior, 33(1), pp. 54-77.
  • Faber Taylor, A. & Kuo, F.E., 2009.  Children with attention deficits concentrate better after walk in the park.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 12, pp. 402-409.
  • Kuo, F.E., & Faber Taylor, A., 2004. A potential natural treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence from a national study. American Journal of Public Health, 94(9), pp1580-1586
  • Hickmott, O. and Bendefy, A., 2006.  Seeing Spells Achieving: MX Publishing
  • Hickmott, O., 2011.  Bridges to Success: How to Transform Learning Difficulties:  MX Publishing
  • Shaywitz, Sally E., 1996. Dyslexia.  Scientific American.  Shaywitz, S.  Fletcher, Jack M., Holahan, John M. Shneider, Abigail E., Marchione, Karla K., Francis, David J., Pugh, Kenneth R., Schaywitz, Bennett A., 1999.  Persistence of Dyslexia: The Connecticut Longitudinal Study of Adolescence.  Pediatrics 1999, 104:6,  pp1351-1359
  • Florance, C., 2004. Maverick Mind: Perigee
  • Glezer, Laurie S., Jiang,  Xiong,  Riesenhuber, Maximilian., 2009. Evidence for highly selective neuronal tuning to whole words in the “visual word form area”. Neron, 62, pp199-204
  • In addition Empowering Learning™ has run 3 previous limited research projects:
  • Self assessing year 7 students
  • Improving visual processing amongst IT undergraduates at the University of Bedfordshire
  • Initial pilot at the University of Coventry with nursing undergraduates