"Visual Spatial Learner Resource Sheet"
RESOURCE LIST FOR VISUAL SPATIAL LEARNERS Books Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner by Linda Kreger Silverman, the pioneer of the Visual Spatial Learner concept. Published in 2002, this book provides vast amounts of information, checklists and strategies for Visual Spatial Learners. Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child by Jeffrey Freed 1998 - Specific techniques for teaching visual spatial learners reading, writing, spelling and mathematics Look Closer: Visual Thinking Skills and Activities K-12 by Nancy Johnson The Stop, Think, Do Program by Lindy Petersen Stop, Think Parenting 1992 Stop, Think Learning (Teachers Version ) 1998 Helps with acting on impulse – available through The Australian Council for Educational Resources, 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124 Telephone 039 277 5555 Children Are People Too : A Parents’ Guide to Young Childrens’ Behaviour by Louise Porter 2000 – available from the Gifted Resource Centre Books by Priscilla Vail Smart Kids With School Problems: Things to Know and Ways to Help 1989 Learning Styles: Food For Thought + 130 Practical Tips For Teachers K-4 1992 About Dyslexia 1990 Emotion: The On/Off Switch For Learning These books can be hard to get but are worth finding. Use Both Sides of Your Brain by Tony Buzan 1991 - Strategies for thinking and learning Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin 1996 - A very good description of visual thinking Counseling the Gifted Edited by Linda Silverman 1993 - A very good resource book that covers many areas of concern to parents and teachers of gifted children In The Mind’s Eye by Thomas West 1997 - Covers visual thinkers, creativity and gifted People with dyslexia and other learning difficulties Mapping Inner Space by Nancy Margulies 1991 - Learning and teaching Mind Mapping The Faces of Gifted: A Resource for Educators and Parents by Nancy Johnson 1989 Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N Aron 1997 Keys To Parenting Your Anxious Child by Katharina Manassis 1996 Web Sites www.gifteddevelopment.com/ - Articles on Visual Spatial Learning - Dr Linda Silverman’s home page www.picturemereading.com - "Picture Me Reading!" - A visual-conceptual method of teaching reading that enables bright children to learn to read at an accelerated pace because it capitalizes on their ability to grasp wholes instantly and retain them. www.inspiration.com – Visual thinking, mindmapping and learning software www.visualspatial.org – the sister website of the Gifted Development Center www.piecesoflearning.com – Nancy Johnson’s book of visual teaching activities www.hoagiesgifted.org - Visual Spatial Learners, Emotional intensity and sensitivity, Sensory integration dysfunction www.egroups.com/group/OnTheRightSide – a discussion group for parents of “right” brain children www.sinetwork.org – a resource page for sensory integration dysfunction www.bibliofind.com – good site for finding second hand and out of print books www.users.bigpond.com/pjnolan/Visual%20Spatial/default.htm - Tony Nolan's Visual Spatial Web Page; includes a discussion group for visual spatial thinkers www.naturalmath.com - an environment for learning mathematics with the aim of customizing the learning process to reach very high levels of freedom and flexibility in mathematics and sciences www.daisymaths.com.au – a free mathematics program for primary age students Other Speech recognition programs for computer e.g. Dragon Write Naturally Speaking Graphic Organisers for school work – Hawker Brownlow Education, Melbourne, Victoria Jo Freitag, Gifted Resources - The Centre for the Exceptional Learner, Luther College, Plymouth Road. Croydon 3136. Phone : (03) 9724 2452 E-mail : email@example.com Web: www.giftedresources.org Lesley Sword Gifted & Creative Services Australia www.giftedservices.com.au 20 Kestrel Court Vic 3201 Australia