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DYSLECTICS ARE TEEPLE POO
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For some moms back to school means in addition to teaching our children we have one or more that will need special help.AND JESUS LOOKING UPON THEM SAITH, “WITH MEN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT NOT WITH GOD: FOR WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.” MARK 10:27

For some moms back to school means in addition to teaching our children we have one or more that will need special help.

One of our daughters is dyslectic and I have a quite a few of the tendencies too. We find it helpful not to take ourselves too seriously and have learned to joke about our transposed words, letters, and numbers. For a long time she said she was lysdexic .  And we said, You certainly are!”

While being dyslectic is a serious disorder, you can learn to be productive and be able to do what you need to do to live well.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14

My daughter is also a freelance graphic designer and does beautiful work – all with dyslexia. She made the graphic for this article.

Numbers are a different thing. Balancing a check book can be quite a challenge. Transposed number don’t balance very well. But given a quiet place, taking enough time, and carefully checking the numbers, I do manage to balance ours every month.

While you or your child’s symptom may be different and more severe than ours, there is a lot of information from the Accessible Web Initiative  now on their new website Dopa. While some things may take you more time than others, and be more difficult for you than others, it is still very doable.

 TINA RICHARDSON HAS AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE ON DYSLEXIA.

I also want to post a disclaimer here. I know that Dyslexia is a serious learning disability. We too had our days with tears and struggles over the difficulty of learning, or relearning something every day. This article is not meant to deny that, but to give you moms who are struggling with this a reason to hope.

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Dyslectics are Teeple Poo
Category: Special Needs
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And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27

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I just recently heard this statement and got a good laugh out of it. Apparently it isnt a new statement to a lot of people because there aret-shirts, bags, bumper stickers,and even a song about it.

For some moms back to school means in addition to teaching our children we have one or more that will need special help.

One of our daughters is dyslectic and I have a quite a few of the tendencies too. We find it helpful not to take ourselves too seriously and have learned to joke about our transposed words, letters, and numbers. For a long time she said she was lysdexic . And we said, You certainly are!

We still laugh at going to Route Mushmore (thats one of mine), our cursing blinker, the Specific Ocean, and as the flow cries. While its good to laugh and not take ourselves too seriously, we need to be aware of the point when it is no longer funny and becomes hurtful. We are all at different places of learning to laugh at ourselves.

While being dyslectic is a serious disorder, you can learn to be productive and be able to do what you need to do to live well.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

My daughter and I are both published authors; our great editor Emily, manages to catch all of our mix-ups and be entertained by us as well. Some mix-ups can be quite hilarious as our title reveals.

My daughter is also afreelance graphic designerand does beautiful work all with dyslexia. She made the graphic for this article but had to ask to be sure the check marks were going the right way.

Numbers are a different thing. Balancing a check book can be quite a challenge. Transposed number dont balance very well. But given a quiet place, taking enough time, and carefully checking the numbers, I do manage to balance ours every month.

Realistically we knew she wouldnt be training to do anything that required a lot of math, so we taught her consumer math so she would have the skills she would need to manage her personal affairs.Andsomeone with great math skills may not be able to do great graphics.

While you or your childs symptom may be different and more severe than ours, there is a lot ofhelp availablenow. While some things may take you more time than others, and be more difficult for you than others, it is still very doable.

I know that Dyslexia is a serious learning disability.

I also want to post a disclaimer here. I know that Dyslexia is a serious learning disability. We too had our days with tears and struggles over the difficulty of learning, or relearning something every day. This article is not meant to deny that, but to give you moms who are struggling with this a reason to hope.

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How To Teach Visual Spatial Learners
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Sharpen your pencils! Visual Spatial learners learn best through pictures and illustrations. Visual Spatial learners think in pictures. Once they have a picture of the concept, they’ve got it! No need for repetition and drill.

They do not learn sequentially so “traditional” teaching methods and curriculum only lead to frustration and poor academic performance.

Visual Spatial Learners:

  • Think in pictures
  • Recognize faces, objects, shapes, colors, details, and scenes
  • Have a good sense of direction
  • Need to understand the big picture before getting into the details
  • Do not learn sequentially (step-by-step)
  • Learn by seeing and observing
  • Use visual images to recall information
  • Enjoy doodling, drawing, painting, and sculpting
  • Often reverse letters when writing
  • Do not learn through repetition and drill
  • Discover patterns easily
  • Doodle while listening

How To Choose Visual Spatial Homeschool Curriculum

Choose curriculum that can be read aloud, has manipulatives, or is experimental in nature. Look for resources that focus on the big picture of a subject, patterns, and relationships rather than facts and sequential steps. Avoid workbooks and textbooks (in most cases).

HISTORY
Reading (and read alouds) allow visualization of the stories. Use videos, computer programs, lapbooks, notebooking, and hands-on projects.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Visual Spatial learners benefit from visual aids when learning new information and for getting their thoughts on paper. Look for resources that utilize flow charts, concept mapping, graphic organizers, and art.

These learners are brilliant with content yet struggle with the mechanics of writing. Remember, best-selling authors have editors! Avoid curriculum that emphasizes spelling, grammar, and capitalization.

LITERATURE

Reading (and read alouds) allow Spatial learners to visualize the stories in their minds.

MATH

Visual/pictorial aids and manipulatives are a necessity in math. Use illustrations and stories to teach facts and processes. Color code steps for solving math problems. Spatial learners excel with concepts but struggle with details and computations.

PHONICS

Visual Spatial learners often struggle with learning to read. Use a phonics and whole word approach to reading. Since they think in pictures, connect letter sounds with pictures. Give them plenty of time with this.

SCIENCE

Use flow charts and graphic organizers for visualizing information. Use reading (and read alouds), videos, computer programs, lapbooks, notebooking, and plenty of hands-on experiments.

Visual Spatial Learning Activities

Visual Spatial learners think in pictures so use graphical and pictorial methods of working with ideas and presenting information. When planning lessons ask yourself…

  1. How can the topic be illustrated?
  2. How can my child ‘show’ me what he has learned?

Teach Lessons Using…

  • Visuals – “a picture is worth a thousand words”
  • Flow charts to teach processes
  • Colored pens to distinguish parts (show parts of speech in a sentence, spelling patterns, divisor/dividend, etc.)
  • Videos
  • Field trips
  • Highlighting, underlining, and drawing images while teaching
  • Discovery – capitalize on your child’s pattern-finding strengths
  • Reading aloud
  • Visuals hung up around the room (i.e. Greek & Latin word parts)
  • Unit charts to introduce the big picture

Have Your Visual Spatial Learner…

  • Draw while listening to lectures
  • Use webbing to brainstorm, organize information for writing (pre-writing), or analyze stories and characters
  • Use concept mapping to show knowledge of a subject and its relationships
  • Map locations of a story setting, historical events, geographical features
  • Work with math manipulatives
  • Use graphic organizers for just about everything. Introduce or recap a unit, analyze literature, explain cycles and sequences, pre-writing and brainstorming
    are just a few examples.
  • Create storyboards for creative writing and literary analysis
  • Dramatize or demonstrate the concept
  • Draw pictures of events on a timeline
  • Research using websites and videos
  • Create picture cards for learning spelling words, math facts, etc.
  • Create graphs and charts to show the results of research assignments or to answer workbook questions
  • Construct models
  • Create collages, posters, and murals of a concept or to summarize a unit
  • Use computer software such as Eyewitness Encyclopedia

Find homeschool curriculum suited for visual spatial learners and a downloadable lesson ideas worksheet at Custom-Homeschool-Curriculum.com.  Jena Names is a homeschooling mother of three and learning styles advisor. She created Custom Homeschool Curriculum to educate parents on learning styles and to give them tools and advice for choosing the right homeschool curriculum.Article Source
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