Temple Grandin introduced us to the world of visual thinking as it relates to Autism Spectrum Disorders and other forms of neurodivergence in her first book, Thinking in Pictures. It was also made into a movie that does a great job illustrating what it’s like to be a visual thinker. So, I was so excited to hear that she has just released a new book, Visual Thinking.
The fun of vacation and summer adventures are winding down and kids are back in school. This is good news in many ways – but this can also be a source of great frustration for our right-brain students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
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.
Schools are focused on teaching left-brain auditory learners and our right-brain visual kids are not getting what they need to succeed. My book, Being Visual, helps parents better understand their visual tactile child and shares specifics strategies to increase their success in school.
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.