What do dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, laziness, and motivation have in common? You'll have to watch to find out more! Beth Shier, director of NOIT has real life experience with watching her bright, smart child become labeled as difficult, lazy, and uncooperative in the classroom. She tried everything from tutors to medication. Nothing was working and she knew that she had to get creative. That's when she stumbled upon the Ron Davis Methods mentioned in The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning. Beth was skeptical that these methods would help her child, but you know what—they did!
So what do dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and so forth have in common?
Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and the like are present in children who are visual-spatial thinkers! Watch the presentation below to learn more about visual-spatial learners and what you can do as an educator to help them.
Below the video is an opportunity to win a copy of a book of your choice! Beth has donated a copy of The Gift of Learning, The Gift of Dyslexia, and Autism and the Seeds of Change. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments. I will do the best to help you and also get Beth to come help answer too.
More resources for you to explore!
- http://www.davislearn.com/ (applying these methods in the classroom)
- www.dyslexiaaddalternatives.com and www.autismsolutionontario.com
- Picture Thinkers (YouTube video)
- Visual Spatial Thinker example (looking at a tree)
Video: The Gift of Learning with Beth Shier
Contest begins now and ends on May 19th, 11:59 PM CST.
Entrants must live within the continental United States or Canada. Thank you!