If you have a visual learner, when they’re at home you see this child who is bright, dynamic, exciting. When they get into the classroom and they start school, you might start to notice some areas where they’re struggling or there are some challenges. What can you do to help?
Parents as Advocates
‘Tis the season for parent-teacher conferences and if you have a visual learner, you may be filled with a bit of trepidation. You need to approach parent- teacher conferences with a positive mindset. They’re such a valuable time to get to know what’s happening in the classroom and how your child’s doing.
As much as we need to be sensitive to the needs and stresses visual learners face – it’s not time for excuses or a pity party. Visual learners are highly intelligent people that need some help understanding how their mind works and getting in sync with the educational system so they can thrive and really develop.
Supporting, enhancing and enriching your visual child’s experience at school comes down to you.
Both children and parents enter a new school year full of expectation and many of those expectations will be met and great successes will abound. But sadly, back to school can be a source of great frustration for our visual students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
Art matters, being creative matters. The right side of our brains are there for a reason – and it’s up to us to develop and use all the gifts we have been given. So have some fun finding ways for your kids to explore and enjoy doing art. And invite your self to the party.
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.