Visual Learners Benefit From Calm, Structure and Visual Schedules
Students with dyslexia are often visual learners — who respond well to calm parents, structured approaches and a visual schedule of what to do. Here is an article on preparing children for a Hurricane.
Their suggestions include:
• Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
• Limit exposure to television and the news.
• Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
• Listen to kids’ fears and concerns.
• Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
• Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.
Visual Learners will Benefit from Fewer Words and Parents Being Calm
Some children respond well to words — that is rarely true about the visual learners.
Visual learners tend to:
- Pick up on non-verbal cues — are their parents appearing calm, while others may not
- Like a clear picture of what to do
- Benefit from a dry run of what to do — if you have a certain place to go in case of a major storm
- Having positive and calming distractions
- Things to do in case you lose all power – – old-fashioned board and card games could work — and they should be put in a safe place you can easily find
What Works For the Visual Learner With Hurricanes Will Help Others
Calm structure, a visual schedule and distractions will help your most sensitive child and these approaches will help all children