April is Autism Awareness month – so it seems like a good time to talk about the connection between autism and visual learners- especially because the link is really significant and profoundly affects the effectiveness of their communication and learning.
Homeschooling is not for everyone and certainly not for the faint of heart. You may have one student in your home classroom or several, one learning style or more; but once you have an understanding of how your children think and learn, you can adapt or adopt teaching techniques that will make it work for everyone.
Is your child an auditory, visual or kinesthetic learner? Understanding how your child learns will enable you to choose appropriate instruction and activities for your child. More than one child can mean more than one learning style but there are things you can do to be sure you’re reaching all the learners in your family.
Participation in the arts has been proven to increase academic performance. Art helps children develop essential learning skills and out of the box thinking. Art helps children think for themselves, consider multiple viewpoints and explore a wider range of possibilities. And while all of those are reason enough to support art programs for kids, there are some unique and very significant reasons visual learners need art.