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The Visual-Spatial Resource Access Team is pleased to recommend the following products and services for visual-spatial learners.

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Illustrated by Buck Jones
All rights reserved. Copyright 2002

Recommended Websites

The Center for Spatial Intelligence and Learning

VisualThesaurus.com
Visual Thesaurus and Dictionary in one!

Dyslexia the Gift
Author Ron Davis' site. Also, see his books, The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning

Picture Me Reading!

Recommended Books

Burchers, S., Burchers, M., & Burchers, B. (1998). Vocabulary cartoons: Building an educated vocabulary with visual mnemonics. Punta Gorda, FL: New Monic Books. [314-C Tamiani Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941) 575-6669]

Buzan, T. (1983). Use Both Sides of Your Brain (revised). New York: E. P. Dutton.

Clark, F., & Clark, C. (with M. Vogel). (1989). Hassle-Free Homework: A Six-Week Plan for Parents and Children to Take the Pain out of Homework. New York: Doubleday.

Dixon, J. P. (1983). The Spatial Child. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Freed, J., & Parsons, L. (1998). Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of your ADD Child. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Levitt, P. M., Burger, D. A., & Guralnick, E. S. (1985). The Weighty Word Book. Longmont, CO: Boomaker’s Guild.

Parks, S., & Black, H. (1998). Building Thinking Skills: Book 2 (2 nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Books and Software.

Parks, S., & Black, H. (2000). Building Thinking Skills: Beginning Figural. Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Books and Software.

Pearson, J. (1995). Drawing on the Inventive Mind: Exercises in Thinking, Language and Self-Esteem. Los Angeles, CA: Creative Thinking Programs.

Pearson, J. (1999). Drawing Out the Best in Your Students. Los Angeles, CA: Creative Thinking Programs.

Silverman, Linda K. (2002). Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner. Denver, CO: DeLeon Publishing. (out of print)

Vitale, B. (1982). Unicorns Are Real. Rolling Hills Estates, CA: Jalmar Press.

Williams, L. V. (1983). Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

West, T. G. (1997). In the mind’s eye: Visual thinkers, gifted people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, computer images, and the ironies of creativity. (Updated ed.). Amherst, NY: Prometheus.

Recommended Math Products

Memorize in Minutes: The Times Table
The times table made easy through the use of cartoons and rhyme!

Zometool
Lesson plans and manipulatives for geometry and more!

Hands-On Equations
A visual and kinesthetic teaching system for introducing algebraic concepts to students in grades 3-8.

Cuisenaire-Dale Seymour
Excellent math manipulatives and creative visual-spatial materials that extend through Grade 12.

Delta Education
Hands-on math and Hands-on Science products.

Math-U-See
K-12 math program that uses visual-spatial methods to teach mathematics.

Other Educational Websites and Materials

Critical & Creative Thinking for the Gifted
Critical thinking books and software across all subject areas and grade levels.

Inspiration and Kidspiration Software
Software for mind maps, outline generating. Highly recommended.

Mindware
Collection of spatial games including mazes, puzzles, building equipment, math, science and geography materials.

Prufrock Press
Mind Benders, Math Benders, science experiment books and more.

Science, Math & Gifted
Science toys and resource books, critical thinking, math activities, puzzles, strategy games, logic and problem solving.

Teach with Movies
Excellent resource for using movies to teach in a variety of subject areas.

Teaching Company
College courses on videotape and audiotape for advanced learners.

Zephyr Press
Mapping Inner Space (webs); Smart-Rope Jingles; Rappin' and Rhymin'

Other Recommended Products:

The Right-Brained Learner
Set of cards using humor and visuals to memorize each of the 50 states and their capitals - great fun!