Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
Does your child learn best when he or she sees and experience information?
Is your child a lot smarter than his or her reading comprehension and standardized test scores?
That was her son — a visual-spatial learner – who learned best when he saw and experienced information
Jennifer was starting at the same question for the 7th time
A Boca Raton Learning Center or a Boca Raton Tutor
Learning Centers like a Kumon Learning Center, Huntington Learnin.g Center or a Sylvan Learning Center are similar to chains elsewhere — very predictable.
In out experience, better than some tutors but not nearly as good as most tutors.
Jennifer was at a crossroads. Two learning centers and four tutors later, her son was still struggling with reading comprehension, standardized tests and homework.
These questions struck at chord. Jennifer has always been Googling either Boca Raton Learner Center or Boca Raton Tutor, but never a Boca Raton visual-spatial learner.
She read several articles and realized:
– Yes her son had most of the positive traits
– Excellent visual memory for places, uncanny memory for details from movies, he was a Legos kid, creative, and fun when he was playing to his strengths
– Yes, he also had many of the challenges
– Difficulty understanding frequently used words (but, what, if, except, greater than), especially with math word problems
– Struggled with silent reading comprehension
– Standardized test scores were not close to his potential
The next two questions really hit home
– Does your child skip words and lines when reading?
– Does your child have difficulty paying attention to that which is boring, even though your child can pay attention to that which interests your child?
Not every smart struggling child is a visual-spatial learner, but many are. These students can be gifted, they can be smart struggling students or they can have dyslexia or a learning disability.
What is often true about the visual-spatial learner is:
– They can often do far better if taught to their strengths — with a hands-on approach that is engaging
– They struggle with repetition and with exercises that do not make sense to them — learning to say combinations of letters that are not a word
– They often do far better when their attention, eye-teaming, working memory and processing speed issues are identified and addressed
– They can often make significant progress within a relatively short period if one capitalizes on their strengths, identifies and addresses their challenges, and builds both their self-esteem and self-advocacy skills
If this sounds like your child we invite you to download a copy of Mira Halpert’s book, Life is a Ball and then take our success assessment at www.3dlearner.com