#Great Spatial Awareness and #Dyslexia or #ADHD

spatialDo you have the ability to turn 2D images into 3D images in your mind’s eye?

For example when looking at an ordnance survey map, which is flat, can you turn the 2D contour lines into 3D images of mountains and hills?  Some #Dyslexic or #ADHD, in fact many with #Neurodivergent thinking and learning patterns have this great skill; just one of the skills shared by #madebydyslexia.

Do you have the skill when proofreading something, that the incorrect words jump out of the 2D paper into a 3D picture of the word in error?

Can you look at a house and imagine you can cut it open a bit like a dolls house and look at all the rooms inside.

These are great spatial skills for all sorts of applications. But, if you are struggling with reading, and you get every word on the page jumping out – it’s a nightmare version of this skill. If you want to know how to select 2D or 3D as you wish, do contact olive@empoweringlearning.co.uk.

#empoweringlearning #visualkids #dyslexia #adhd





About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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2 Responses to #Great Spatial Awareness and #Dyslexia or #ADHD

  1. My son was labelled with a Semantic Pragmatic Disorder at age 3…the neurologist said he’d seen autistic kids, and he wasn’t. But by the time he went to school, they labelled him “Educationally Autistic” which means, “funding is much greater for autistic kids”, and it was shortly after “Aspergers” became a label in the DSM 5. At age 4, testing showed his verbal skills were that of a 2 year old, even though I’d spent a year teaching him words that were not nouns (he only knew words he could visualize). His visual spatial skills at the time were that of a 10 YEAR OLD! I always found that fascinating…how he was wired for thinking in pictures, and while he could memorize long scripts of dialogue, he couldn’t answer a question of “What is your name, Ben?” It ticks me off we keep trying to make these kids “normal” when what we basically mean is “boring”.

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