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Articles about teaching and raising visual-spatial learners

Downloadable Articles for and About Visual-Spatial Learners

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NEW! Nothin’ But the Facts! Teach the Times Tables in One Week or Less. (Click to download)

Boys vs. Girls: Are Boys More Visual-Spatial Than Girls? Why Gender Matters

In Every Classroom. (Click to download)

For Parents…

Shoes on?

Getting Them Out the Door — With Their Shoes!

If you’ve got children like mine, getting them out the door—on time and with all their belongings,

especially their shoes—can be a daily challenge. Read more…

Organizational Skills for Visual-Spatial Learners

Most, if not all, visual-spatial learners (VSLs) are accused of being hopelessly unorganized. However, it has been my experience that these right-hemispheric learners (think “absent-minded professors”) truly can find a needle in a haystack. Read more…

Sleep Issues for Visual-Spatial Learners

Since studying the characteristics of visual-spatial learners, those who think in images, not words, I’ve wondered whether or not sleep issues are more common among these kids than among their auditory-sequential counterparts. Do your visual-spatial kids struggle to get to sleep at night? Are they much “too wired” for sleep at bedtime? Read more…

Staying Awake During Lectures by Keeping The Right Hemisphere in the Game

…for many visual-spatial learners (VSLs), it’s as though the really challenging material is actually quite easy, but what others in the class consider very simple material is quite difficult. This is because higher level, challenging material engages the right hemisphere of their brain. Read more…

Taking Notes in Picture Form – A Powerful Strategy for Visual-Spatial Students

In delivering strictly auditory lectures, we are asking those who think in images to translate their mental pictures into words, write those words quickly, yet comprehensively, and then go back to those words and create permanent mental images that they can regurgitate on demand. But, for visual-spatial students, there is a better way! Read more…

Teaching Reading to Visual-Spatial Learners

In today’s schools, most children are taught to read using a phonetic approach. However, for the visual-spatial learner (VSL), this is counter-intuitive to how they think and learn. Many VSLs have a hard time with phonics because the strategy is to teach reading by breaking down words into their smallest sounds like: ra, ta, ga, and fa. Read more…

Teamwork: Working With Teachers and School Administrators to Meet the Needs of Gifted Visual-Spatial Learners

One of the many roles you assumed when you became a parent was that of advocate. Your role as the voice for your child became infinitely more difficult when you discovered your child was gifted, particularly if your child was anything but “plain vanilla” gifted. Read more…

The Right Tool for the Job

Does it matter whether or not you know your child is a visual-spatial learner? Well, one might just as easily ask, does it matter whether or not you know if they are right- or left-handed?

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Using Visual-Spatial Strengths to Learn New Material

I talk to a lot of teachers about how they can best reach the visual-spatial learners in their classes, those who think in images and see the whole picture, not in words or step-by-step. Many of these teachers tell me that they try to incorporate visual tricks so their students can master the material that must be memorized. But, there are things you can do, as a parent, to help your visual-spatial student make learning permanent, as well.

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Visual-Spatial Learners and the Art of Writing

… One of the many challenges they face in a traditional classroom is the ability to organize their thoughts (pictures) sequentially, translate them into words, and then handwrite those ideas, legibly.

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Visual-Spatial Learners and the Challenge of Spelling

Spelling seems to be universally challenging for visual-spatial children and adults, except for those with a photographic memory. Thank goodness for spell checkers! For those who think in images, not words, it can be very difficult to memorize all the rules of the English language and all the exceptions to those rules.

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Visual-Spatial Learners Under Pressure: The Dreaded Timed Test

Have you ever had a hard time finding the word you’re trying to say? Or one that truly matches the picture in your head? How about your visual-spatial children? Have you ever watched them fumble to find the word they were looking for? The process for a visual-spatial learner to translate mental images into words (or numbers) is much like a computer downloading graphics.

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