Neurodiversity Celebration Week Continued: Visual-Spatial Thinking and Learning

EPIC students think and learn in still pictures and/or moving videos, often possessing an extraordinary ability to recall visual memories from movies, video games or actual events.  This technique is invaluable for rapid recall and particularly useful when working in the media. They need to develop the skill to switch between still and moving images, depending on how they are using the images. Attention to visual details is invaluable in all forms of media continuity.

Some EPIC students may have the ability to turn 2D images into 3D images, e.g. they can read maps, charts and graphs easily. When looking at an Ordnance Survey map, which is flat, some people can readily turn the 2D contour lines into 3D images of mountains and hills in their mind’s eye.

As an example, you can read in Bridges to Success about David on page 25, who was a dyslexic trainee mountain guide.

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This is an extract from my latest book:
The Elephants in the Classroom: using every student’s natural power of mental Imagery to enhance learning: Neurodiversity through the lens of mental Imagery You will find more examples in
Bridges to Success – How to transform Learning Difficulties

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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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