“Being Visual is a MUST READ for any parent that is truly interested in the way their child learns and sees the world. Being Visual is also a MUST READ for any adult that may have had some questions about their own education experience.”
Art is not just an outlet for our visual learners, but a pathway to creative thinking for our more rigid auditory-sequential learners. Adding the arts back into the curriculum will boost test scores and school performance for everyone.
“Art, specifically drawing, is a form of controlled communication. If a child with autism has difficulty with receptive language or sharing himself or herself verbally, drawing provides them a unique outlet.”
Our children are not getting their strengths fed in test heavy classrooms. They aren’t getting the chance to demonstrate their learning in ways that really reflect how they process ideas. Our kids are a lot more interested in learning beyond testing.
Educators say there are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Research shows that 80% of children are both primarily visual and tactile learners. These kids need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.