Jennifer was considered a twice-exceptional student — gifted but with a learning disability. Jennifer’s parents were told that even though she was gifted, she should not consider the best public school in the area. What we discovered was she was a visual-spatial learner, who could and did excel when she was taught to her strengths. Jennifer is now in the top 2% at that excellent public school.
Matthew was considered a Conundrum Kid — no one knew why this smart struggling child excelled in math and science, but struggled with reading comprehension and math word problems. Matthew was doing average work, and the principal suggested that no further action was needed. His parents knew differently. We help them to discover he was a visual-spatial learner, who learned differently. With the right help he was able to go from the 50th to the 95th percentile.
Steven had dyslexia, a learning disability and ADHD. Professionals told his parents to be realistic — but they kept pushing till they learned that Steven was a visual-spatial learner who learned differently. Steven’s parents took the issue on and today Steven is a very successful college graduate.
What all these parents did was have their own parent revolution. The challenges are five fold:
1- Visual-spatial learners make up over 60% of the student population but they are often identified as a having a learning disability, dyslexia, ADHD or some other condition.
2- Virtually every test assesses for what is wrong for a student — and rarely focus on learning differences and identifying the visual-spatial learner
3- If we allow the status quo to continue, visual-spatial learners will continue to struggle for years, because people focus on what is wrong with their child
4- If we identify the visual-spatial learner and teach to their strengths, while identifying and addressing their challenges, and being the parent our child needs, the visual-spatial learner can often become successful and more often than anyone expected,
Our Visual-Spatial Learners Can Be Outrageously Successful
5- We owe it to our visual-spatial learners to create a Parent Revolution for Our Visual-Spatial Learners