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ERIC Number: EJ844226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Teaching the Gifted Visual Spatial Learner
Freed, Jeff
Understanding Our Gifted, v18 n4 p3-6 Sum 2006
In working with right-brained or visual spatial children for the past 20 years, the author has noticed that they all learn in a similar manner. He has also noticed that a high percentage of gifted children are visual spatial learners. The more visual spatial a child is, the higher the potential for school difficulties. Since most teachers are left-brained, or auditory processors, the concept may be foreign to them of how these visual spatial children learn. When he tutors, the author uses methods which are the reverse of the methods the schools use. For example, they usually use auditory sequential methods to teach spelling, and he uses the power of visual techniques. Instead of writing the whole word in a single color, he breaks the word into syllables and uses a different color for each syllable. In this article, he shares some of the techniques he uses to teach visual spatial children. ["Teaching the Gifted Visual Spatial Learner" was written with Anne Kloth and Julie Billett.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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