“Mum, why didn’t someone tell me that the smart kids at school could ‘see’ words and that they didn’t move?”
“Darling, I am so sorry, neither the teachers nor I realised that you didn’t ‘see’ words. Children never get asked this basic question. Nobody taught me and I have been able to do this effortlessly since I was really small. I must have just picked it up naturally; I just assumed everyone did this.”
“And you have such great visual skills and a fabulous imagination. I realised you can even rotate pictures in your imagination and that is a great talent that is such a blessing for you. It wasn’t until I listened a short youtube video; one of Olive Hickmott’s educational series, that I realised that everyone who finds spelling and reading easy can ‘see’ words and you were rotating words and that just confused you.”
Do you want to have to answer this question when you child is older? Why not look at the simplest technique available – its FAST, FUN and EFFECTIVE. Everyone can do it.
Our books entitled Seeing Spells Achieving and the later one Bridges to Success have helped thousands children and adults with literacy challenges and much more. Olive Hickmott, a founder of Empowering Learning has also taught hundreds of teachers and parents in just a few hours this simple skill, enabling them to help others improve their literacy, and move forward to achieving their goals. It works for those who have slight difficulties with spelling and/or reading, right up to diagnosed Dyslexia. Even children with ADD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Downs and Autism will benefit dramatically.
You are welcome to reproduce this short piece to explain visual learning to others.