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Visual-Spatial Learners

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Visual-Spatial Learners

"I Think in Pictures, You Teach in Words: The Gifted Visual Spatial Learner" is a wonderful article on visual-spatial learners by psychologist Leslie Sword of the Gifted Resource Centre in Australia
http://www.nswagtc.org.au/ozgifted/conferences/SwordVisualSpatial.html

The article "Written Output Suggestions for Gifted Children and Visual Spatial Learners" by Leslie Ansell-Shepherd is one mother's account of things she found helpful
http://www3.telus.net/giftedcanada/wrtout.PDF

"The Writing Problems of Visual Thinkers" by Gerald Grow is also a useful resource
http://www.longleaf.net/ggrow/WriteVisual/WriteVisual.html

Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., of the Gifted Development Center, coined the term "visual-spatial learner".
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/VSL_List.htm. The article "Strategies for the Visual Spatial Learner" by Linda Kreger Silverman and Jeffrey N. Freed is a useful resource.
http://www.dyslexia.com/library/silver1.htm#what

 

                                          Books on Visual Spatial Learners

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your A.D.D. Child by Jeff Freed & Laurie Parsons. Simon & Fireside. Good for visual-spatial children, as well as ADD.

Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner by Linda K. Silverman


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html


Last updated Tuesday March 29, 2005


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