It’s common to mistake a visual learner for someone who suffers from a more serious learning disability. However, a child who is a visual learner may only need a different style of learning that makes use of visual aid posters and other visual learning tools. Here are a few tips for helping these types of children do better in school.
Seat Them in Front
Children who sit in the back rows of the classroom face a disadvantage in learning. They can be more easily distracted, and they may not see what they need to see in order to learn abstract concepts. By placing visual learners in the front row, the teacher can give them more attention and ensure they’re better able to see the mannerisms of the teacher and other visual cues.
Use Real Objects
When teaching abstract lessons or discussing word problems, teachers of visual learners should use real items to express their ideas. For example, when a world problem involves a number of apples, use real apples to explain the problem. The ability to see and touch the objects will help visual learners understand the questions. In many cases, this is the only help they need in solving a problem.
Create Flashcards With Images
A common learning tool is the use of flashcards, but, like visual aid posters, the flashcards should use imagery to express an idea. This is particularly useful in creating cards designed to help children learn vocabulary. Pictures and designs that help express the idea will help visual learners comprehend the word sooner. Unique images will stick in their heads, so, when the word is used, they will be able to recall the flashcard.