Not all children learn the same way. Our left-brain dominant kids are comfortable in the world of language. Our right-brain dominant kids thrive in the world of images. For these students, no seeing means no thinking. No thinking means no learning. Visual art training helps them develop the visual skills that are essential to their learning.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked past my grandson’s computer and seen a quick flash of Roblox. It’s a quick flash because an adult walking past reminds him to hide the evidence and get back to distance learning. And I’m pretty sure we’re not alone in this struggle. So what can we do?
Being a right brain thinker is amazing as a kid and adult, but it can take some growing into. Right brain thinkers are so full of ideas, creativity and unique ways of doing things, it can be overwhelming even for them. Here are a few things that are crucial for your child’s success.
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!