Visual Learner? We Need a Parent Revolution for Our Visual Learners
62% of the students today are right-brain learners — according to a study done by the well respected Gifted Development Center in Denver Colorado, 62% of the students are visual-spatial learners, or what we call right-brain learners. The Gifted Development Center has put together an excellent article on the Visual-Spatial Strengths. Since the term right-brain learner is used more commonly, we will use this term.
2- Seeing the Big Picture
3- 3D Mastery — which is why we use 3D Learning methods
4- Seeing relationships
5- Pattern Recognition
6- Out of the Box Thinkers
7- Radar Scanning — always looking around for new and valuable information
8- Emotional Intensity — what upsets a right-brain learner may not make sense to you, but it does to them
9- Gamesmanship — once engaged in the process they can excel — if presented with information in a logical, sequential and auditory way without engagement, they may appear to suffer from ADD
Why a Parent Revolution for Right-Brain Learners?
There is a tendency to label these students by their weaknesses and not their strengths.
Too often they are labeled as:
– Lazy or unmotivated, when they are yet to be motivated
– Struggling readers — especially with respect to comprehension. They would do far better with 3D Learning where the right-brain learner is taught to his or her strengths
– ADHD — either inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive or all of these — when they are easily excited and bored by that which is boring or frustrating
– With an auditory or visual processing challenge — which may be true, but it is not what should define them
Schools to often focus on weaknesses, and often do not even recognize the child is a bright right-brain learner.
We need a parent revolution for our bright right-brain learners because our kids need to have their strengths recognized and capitalized on.
Many bright right-brain learners have the potential to change the world — as Einstein, Edison, Disney, Schwab and Branson did and are doing — but they need champions.
As parents, we need to work together to have our kids talent recognized, appreciated and leveraged.
This will require:
– Recognizing that most smart struggling students are right-brain learners — who need an approach that plays to their strenghts
– Widening the screening to look for both a learning difference and visual and auditory processing challenges and attention issues
– Working together to change the discussion from
– What label does a child have — a learning disability, dyslexia, ADHD etc. to how does the child learn best
– Focusing on teaching to students’ strengths
– Helping parents to be informed, empowered and proactive
– Working together to help our bright right-brain learners succeed
Right-brain learners are not often identified as right-brain learners by schools or by most psychologists. To help you to identify whether your child is a right-brain learner, we have developed a right-brain learner screening tool — that includes screening for attention and eye-teaming challenges — you can access this at 3D Learner
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