This FAQ For Your Visual Learner page is designed to help parents and professionals to help the visual learner succeed. Please submit your questions to email@example.com. The top 7 questions in our FAQ Visual Learner list are
1- Is it possible that my smart struggling child could be a visual learner?
2- How can I assess to see if my child is a visual learner?
3- What are the strengths of a visual learner?
4- What are the challenges of being a visual learner?
5- Why does the visual learner often struggle in school and thrive in the real world?
6- How come my child has an uncanny memory for things he has seen in the past but cannot remember seeing the same word over and over- even on the same page? How does this make sense?
7- How can a visual learner succeed in school and in life?
FAQ for Your Visual Learner Questions and Answers
Question: Is it possible that my smart struggling child could be a visual learner?
Answer: It is possible and even likely. Work done by the Gifted Development Center showed that a third of the students are clearly a visual learner and another 30 percent have a preference for this learner style. The more logical-sequential and auditory learners are more likely to be successful in school. It is our experience that most smart struggling students are a visual learner.
Many students with dyslexia are a visual learner, although most visual learners do not have dyslexia
Question: How can I assess to see if my child is a visual learner?
Answer: We offer a no cost Success Assessment that screens for the visual learner and for attention and visual processing challenges. We suggest you do this with your child, his or her answers may surprise you. Click here to access the Success Assessment
You will get immediate feedback and you can then call us for a no cost Stress to Success Strategy Session at 561-361-7495
Question: What are the strengths of a visual learner?
Answer: A visual learner may be good at:
- Remembering places visited, even from years ago
- Learning best when he or she sees and experiences information
- Pulling things apart and putting them back together
The visual learner is often creative, a good problem solver and is 7uy empathetic
Question: What are the challenges of being a visual learner?
Answer: Reading comprehension, writing and math word problems are the three most common. The visual learner often has problems with attention, working memory, skipping words and lines when reading and with spelling.
The visual learner often struggles with standardized and timed tests
Two challenges that are often missed are:
- Difficulty recognizing words
- Not understanding high frequency words (e.g. where, when, how, greater than, etc.)
Question: Why does the visual learner often struggle in school and thrive in the real world?
Answer: Schools tend to reward those who are good at reading comprehension, writing, math word problems and standardized tests. In the earlier grades, they do not reward out of the box thinking, the ability to pull things apart and put them back together or to remember what one has seen and experienced. They tend to do much better in the working world where out of the box thinking, creativity and problem solving are rewarded. Visual learners also tend to gravitate to what they are good at.
Question: How come my child has an uncanny memory for things he has seen in the past but cannot remember seeing the same word over and over- even on the same page? How does this make sense?
Answer: The visual learner often has right-brain strengths. This allows them to remember what they have seen and experienced. They are often taught words using a sound symbol approach, that does not leverage their visualization skills. Therefore, they do not recognize the same word, even on the same page
Question: How can a visual learner succeed in school and in life?
Answer: When a visual learner is taught how to leverage their visualization skills to recognize and understand words comprehension can often become much better. Writing and math word problems can also become much easier if they are taught how to leverage their strengths to do the assignments. Life is much easier to master, once the visual learner masters the basic skills and pursues their interests.