A was being held back from succeeding in her favourite subjects of English and drama because of her difficulties with spelling. Her confidence had suffered and although she was working incredibly hard, she wasn’t achieving what she knew she could.
To overcome the root of the problem which was poor spelling. A is very visual – she is a talented artist and could recall a great amount of detail from books she had read and movies she had seen. Unfortunately, she hadn’t been taught how to use her mental imagery for spelling and could not ‘see’ letters at all in her mind’s eye.
- Use A’s natural strength in visualisation and teach her the Jumpstarting™ Process for Spelling.
- Teach A the Grounding technique to help with anxiety.
- Help A to understand that there was nothing ‘wrong’ with her ability to learn.
A has never looked back form that first session and is now doing English and drama at ‘A’ Level.
“We are still reeling from the dramatic improvement in F’s spelling skills! We are so grateful to you for unblocking this learning gap. F is very happy and relieved to have an approach that works. She loved working with you and wants all her teachers to be like you! She has used the technique on her French and religious studies too”
I just wanted to thank you for the inspiring and eye-opening training sessions that you gave us. I came home and practised some visualisation on my 5 year- old girl who after about 5-10 mins was able to spell “eighteen” forwards and in reverse! I was blown away.
We are still reeling from the dramatic improvement in F’s spelling skills! We are so grateful to you for unblocking this learning gap. F is very happy and relieved to have an approach that works. She loved working with you and wants all her teachers to be like you! She has used the technique on her French and religious studies too.
K seems to have developed a new attitude towards spelling. She has switched from believing she is a girl who cannot spell to one that can.
The visualisation has been fab and we have particularly noticed the benefit when learning the weekly spellings – it has taken less than half the time and the heartache we used to go through in order to learn the spellings has been pretty much eradicated! I have been telling anyone who will listen how remarkable visualisation is!!
W got home that night and said to me, “Mummy I have never felt clever before, but now I know how to do it!”