Only a quarter of the students are strongly auditory-sequential.
Of the group of students not showing a strong preference, most leaned toward a visual-spatial learning style.
33.33% of students are stronly visual-spatial, 25% are stronly auditory-sequential, and 41.67% rely on both hemispheres with 30% of those leaning VSL and 15% leaning ASL
10 Tips for Teaching Picture Thinkers
Give them the Big Picture up front.
Use visuals when teaching everything.
Provide models of all expected products. Credit the end product. Donâ€™t require a show of steps.
Expand visualization skills. Store and retrieve.
Teach how to organize information pictorially.
Teach how to take picture notes as well as word notes.
Imitate word processors in writing and editing. Cut/paste/add/reorder. Freeze Frame. Organize by graphics.
Avoid timed tests. Teach time awareness and management.
Increase complexity if focus decreases (many careless mistakes made).
Be upbeat. Let good humor, appreciation, and positive emotions rule.
Why All Students Need Visual-Spatial Methods by Linda K. Silverman
Teamwork: Helping Visual-Spatial Learners Blossom in an Auditory-Sequential Garden by Linda Leviton
The Visual-Spatial Learner in School by Betty Maxwell
Helping Visual-Spatial Learners with School Problems Succeed in Elementary School by Jeff Freed & Linda Silverman
Helping VSLs Succeed in Secondary School by Jeff Freed & Linda Silverman
A Visualization Approach to Spelling by Linda K. Silverman
Teaching Math to Non-Sequential Learners by Linda Silverman
Whole Word Approach to Reading Instruction by Betty Maxwell
Reading Readiness Ideas for Visual-Spatial Learners by Linda K. Silverman & Betty Maxwell
Organizational Skills by Allie Golon
Showing Your Work When There’s Nothing to Show by Allie Golon
Visual-Spatial Learners Under Pressure: The Dreaded Timed Test by Allie Golon
Taking Notes in Picture Form — A Powerful Strategy for Visual-Spatial Learners by Allie Golon
VSLs and the Art of Writing by Allie Golon
Teaching Reading to Visual-Spatial Learners by Allie Golon
Poor Handwriting by Linda Silverman
Help for the Hidden Handicapped by Linda Silverman
Diagnostic Checklist of Writing Disabilities by Linda K. Silverman
Algebra for Gifted Visual-Spatial Learners by Steve Haas
Classroom Identification of Visual-Spatial Learners by Steve Haas
How to Access the Right Hemisphere by Linda K. Silverman
Guidelines for Teaching VSLs by Linda K. Silverman
At-Risk Youth and the Creative Process by Linda K. Silverman
The Power of Images by Linda K. Silverman
Tickling the Creativity of Gifted VSLs by Steve Haas