Right brain creative kids and adults are enormously valuable thinkers, with boundless gifts and abilities, but are highly misunderstood, undervalued and often made to feel like we are less than.To increase understanding on who we are as thinkers and students, I’m doing a 6-month series on what it means to be a right brain thinker.
It’s conference time at many of our schools and I want to encourage you to think of them in a new way, especially if you have a visual learner or child with ADD or ADHD. Some teachers adapt their methods for nontraditional learners, but not all can or do. Conference time can be a great time to work together to find ways for your child to thrive.
“I’m not smart. I’m not like the other kids. How come I don’t get good grades like they do? …I’m just not smart like they are.” If you have a visual learner, chances are you have heard a version of this once or twice when your child gets home from school. It’s heartbreaking.
Going back to school can be the source of nervousness and anxiety for both you and your visual learner. I have great news! By using these three simple steps, you can ease the tension and help yourselves feel more comfortable with the new situation and in control of your child’s education.
Better study = better learning = better test scores. Standardized tests are right around the corner and tests are happening every week in school. Visual students and kids with ADD don’t usually test well. Try these simple study tips to make learning more effective for our visual kids.
Kids with an ADD diagnosis can benefit so much from the strategies we use with visual learners because most are visual, right brain thinkers struggling to focus their big picture thinking enough to get their work done at school. ADDitude magazine agrees with me and I got published in their spring edition!
As parents and grandparents, we want to provide our children the best start to their lives as possible. When your child is struggling at school, you want to find an answer to how to help them succeed. In my book, Being Visual, I talk about the importance of understanding each child’s learning style and how it affects the school experience.