Is Your Child a Visual Learner?
Mom was surprised to learn her child was a visual learner. She had been through two psycho-educational tests. Then she had tried a tutor, then a dyslexia program and then a second dyslexia program. Then a friend suggested she look at
The 3D Learner Website and was amazed at how well it described her child.
Then she read our book, The 3D Learner and was convinced her child was a visual learner and a gifted visual learner to boot.
Then she started to read about the attention, eye-teaming, processing speed and working memory problems the visual learner often but not always has.
Mom added, there were two problems that did not make sense to me. One, my child had a large vocabulary but could not understand the small words.
Then, my child could remember things he had seen and experienced, but he could see a word on one line and not recognize it on the next line.
Then she read the quote from Dr. Silverman’s book Upside Down Brilliance and read,
“Phonics instruction does not need to be eliminated altogether, but sight word vocabulary needs to be built first. Then whole words or syllables can be compared and the pattern recognition capacities of the visual-spatial learner can be brought to bear”.
Now, for the first time, mom realized that phonics was important, but it was critical to first understand what the sight words mean and to learn how to recognize words he had previously seen and not mastered.
Given her son was a visual learner and appeared to have both an attention and an eye-teaming issue, she asked if there was any test for these three conditions.
We have done exactly that with our Success Assessment that screens for the visual learner and whether your child has an attention, eye-teaming or related challenge. You can do this with your child at no cost, you will get immediate feedback and you can call us at 561-361-7495 for a Stress to Success Strategy Session. Start by clicking on Success Assessment.