The Neurodivergent Toolkit

A program for teachers, parents, and students to learn more about neurodiversity, its strengths, challenges, and opportunities.

The Neurodivergent Toolkit

A program for teachers, parents, and students to learn more about neurodiversity, its strengths, challenges, and opportunities.
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About the Class

This programme was revised in 2023 to incorporate all the knowledge we have gained, in Empowering Learning, over the last 24 years. In just 4:15 hours you can access all this information and drop into live classes for further explanations and to explore your own experiences.

This is a new Empowering Learning programme, designed for parents, teachers and special needs educationalists.  It will be kept up to date with all the new resources. It includes so many new topics that you are unlikely to have heard in the same sentence; e.g. mental imagery, neurodiversity, breathing, sleep, high sensitivity, strengths, gifted and talented etc.

The programme is divided into a number of short segments, starting with a free introduction to the symptoms of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD and many more - offered as a free introduction video.

  • Module 1: Understanding your Creative Genius - visual thinkers and learners (25 mins)
  • Module 2: Preparing to learn anything using your strengths (19 mins)
    • ++++Bonus items: Breathing, sleeping and grounding (20 mins)
    • ++++Bonus item: Aphantasia, hyperphantasia and the Vividness of Vivid imagegy questionaire (coming soon)
    • ++++Bonus iten: Reasonable adjustments and classrooms needs teachers trained to support visual learners (coming soon)
  • Module 3: Skills for teaching Visual-Spatial Learners Literacy - The Lost Art and Neuroscience of Visual Literacy(30mins)
    • ++++Bonus items: Accelerating literacy (10 mins)
    • ++++Dealing with the unexpected (16 mins)
    • ++++Dysgraphia and poor handwriting (33 mins)
    • ++++Bonus item: The "new" definition of Dyslexia (coming soon)
    • ++++Bonus item: The 5 min and 7 min videos (coming soon)
  • Module 4: Numeracy and Maths - The lost Art and Neuroscience of Visual Numeracy and mental arithmetic (25 mins)
    • ++++ Bonus items: A short conversation with Steve Chinn, a legend of the world of visual maths (12 mins)
  • Module 5: Visual-Spatial thinkers, ADHD, Mental Health and Wellbeing (59 mins)
    • The Easy Steps: Entering the students' world (pdf)
  • Module 6: High sensitivity, gifted and talented (56 mins)
  • Module 7: 1st Part: Behind the behaviours are triggers (48 mins)
                       2nd Part Behind the behaviours are triggers - digging deeper (1hr 12mins)


  • All of these modules are supported by our free online live group coaching sessions, to help the reader explore their own experiences and ask questions Neurodivergent strengths, exploring mental imagery, Literacy/Dyslexia, ADHD and Maths
  • There are 4 study guides available on LearnDesk to download.#1 Literacy, #2 Individual Pathways, #3 The Art of Energy #4 Maths.


Olive Hickmott

A Forensic Health and Learning Coach, author and neurodivergent advocate, always exploring why some people find health and learning so challenging; a fascinating words of integrated modalities.
I am neurodivergent, it often takes one to understand another. I really enjoy the skills that come with being neurodivergent in particular for creativity, problem solving, making connections, seeing things that others do not see and not being afraid to be a compassionate system buster. Please feefree to contact me


Olive Hickmott's School

Experts in visual thinking and learning
Empowering Learning is in the forefront of enabling creative, imaginative children and adults how to use their 21st Century Visual thinking and learning skills to excel


There are no additional requirements.
per 6 months
per 6 months

What's Included

Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Understanding of Neurodiversity, Neuroscience, Neurology, Dyslexia, Breathing Techniques, Stress Management, Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD
Age groups: All ages
Certificate: On completion
Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
14 Videos
2 Documents
1 Quiz
1 Learning Set

Additional Details

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Phone number: +447970854388
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