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    After yrs of struggling with my child (she is 14 now) and "schooling" I have just discovered that she is a Visual Spatial learner and am very excited for this new yr to be awesome!
    I would love any and all suggestions for VS books, games, curriculum that any of you have used and like.
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    Melinda in Tn

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    Have you seen this website? I think that my older son is very much a visual learner but haven't had him tested. Keep us in the loop of anything that you might find out
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    Holy Cow! Great site!!!! I knew I had one... or I thought I did... It turns out I might have 2.

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    I'm almost positive my son is a VSL. I've seen the website posted before and it has lots of great information.

    Youngest DD is too young to determine anything. Right now, she's just all over the place.
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    My son is a V-S learner and I have gotten some good support and ideas from this Yahoo Group: HomeschoolingCreatively


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    I think I probably have three VSLs, but that's not too surprising since DH and I also lean in that direction (one of us more than the other). Jazz is certainly the "most" VS of the three, at least as we've observed so far. People have told us since he was a toddler that he seems to see the world differently (I suspect they meant he sees the whole picture more than the parts that make it up), and I recently had my suspicions that he was a VSL validated by his writing tutor, who has worked with kids with different learning styles in a variety of situations.

    I have a few suggestions for you to check out--

    The book Upside Down Brilliance by Linda Silverman was an eye-opener for me. "People think in words?" (a quote from a VSL being "profiled") is the exact phrase I said to my husband one time. It had never occurred to me that some people don't see images whenever they are talking, thinking, typing, etc.

    Someone else included a link that may have been this one (I didn't click on it to check quite yet), which is Linda Silverman's site: Visual Spatial Resource.

    Right-Start Math is brilliant, if teacher-intensive. It's the only math that has worked with Jazz so far, and I'm trembling to think of what we'll do when we're done with it.

    Specific words and/or ideas to use while learning with your VSL can be found at Today's Teacher (though there "spatial" is used, not visual-spatial). This is based on Bloom's Taxonomy (which doesn't really have to do with VS learning) and Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences (which does, in part), but I found it helpful nonetheless. Gina over at Secular Charlotte Mason has a breakdown of Bloom's that is great, plus a couple of links for further study (including the one to Today's Teacher).

    Listening to stories used to be difficult for my kids, but now that they've had lots of practice seeing the movie in their heads while listening, it's a favorite way to learn and be entertained. It is awfully easy for them to tune out, though, so we work on that habit of attention and take breaks a lot.

    That's all I can think of right now--if I think of anything else I'll post again later.
    ~Christina
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    Oh yes, Topsy--Homeschooling Creatively is a great group of people with ideas for non-traditional learners. I'd put it in my top three most helpful email lists.
    ~Christina
    Currently homeschooling parent to one adolescent:
    JaneG. (13)
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    Jazz (16 - at a fabulous charter school)
    and J.J. (9 - at a small Waldorf-inspired school)
    Learning and living in Massachusetts

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    I have VSL. We have loved Singapore Math, Waldorf, lapbooking, and notebooking. I look for resources that have nice pictures and diagrams. We use lapbooking and notebooking so that she has her own pictorial guides to how to do things.
    Christy

    2nd grade: Oak Meadow, Singapore Math, Lapbooks

    4th grade: Oak Meadow, Singapore Math, Spell to Write and Read, Lively Latin, Lapbooks

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    I really appriciate the link! I've always suspected that DS was a VSL. But I'm the absolute opposite that it's hard for me to comprehend. I have tried to work with his particular style but the website gave me some new ideas!

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    Our entire family is VSL.
    Moving Beyond the Page is perfect for us.
    Right Start did not work as well, but Teaching Textbooks is fabulous.
    Teri
    Joseph (5/00), Libby (10/01), Caroline (9/02) and Alex (4/89)
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