Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner

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9781932186000: Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner

Do you know things without being able to explain how or why? Do you solve problems in unusual ways? Do you think in pictures rather than in words? If so, you are not alone. One-third of the population thinks in images. You may be one or you may live with one. If you teach, it is absolutely certain that some of your students—probably the ones you aren’t reaching—are visual-spatial learners. Dr. Linda Silverman coined the term "visual-spatial learner" in 1981 to describe the unique gifts of people who think in images. They get the big picture because they see the world through artists’ eyes. They remember what they see, but forget what they hear. They’re disorganized, can’t spell and have no sense of time, but they have an infectious sense of humor, wild imaginations and can lose themselves completely in the joy of the moment. A visual-spatial learner created the computer and the Internet, the vivid displays at the Olympics, and the International Space Station. Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner is the blueprint for parenting, teaching and living with these delightfully different beings. It is also a manual for discovering and honoring your own hidden gifts.

Learn practical ways to recognize, reach, and develop visual-spatial abilities!

* Imagination

* Visualization

* Intuitive Knowledge

* Invention

* Discovery

* Spirituality

* Three-dimensional Perception

* Artistic Expression

* Scientific & Technological Proficiency

* Emotional Responsiveness

* Holistic & Whole-part Thinking

* Holographic Understanding

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Whoever you are—parent, educator, or just a plain person—read this book! In its pages you will find new ways of understanding and supporting some of humanity's most useful minds. Linda Silverman provides a map to a complex and magnificent mental world where you or someone you care about may have felt lost. Stephanie Tolan Co-author of the award-winning book, Guiding the Gifted Child, and author of numerous books for young adults. 2003 Newbery Award recipient

I’ve been waiting for this book for years, and it is everything I hoped for and more. It is wise, warm, funny, practical, intensely personal, and truly inspirational. It belongs on the shelf of every parent whose child does not seem to fit in the mainstream, and of every teacher who wants to reach those students who have clear potential but just can’t seem to "get it" when it comes to tests, and of all adolescents and adults who have struggled with those problems themselves and may still be struggling. Richard M. Felder Co-author of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University

Linda Silverman has written a graceful and much needed book that highlights different kinds of spatial intelligence. She has focused on the type of visual thinking women use and in so doing has turned the searchlight on a relatively unexamined area. This book will help change the way you think about "seeing." Leonard Shlain, M.D. Author of the best-seller, The Alphabet vs. the Goddess, and Art & Physics

Linda Silverman provides us with a holistic–visual–spatial perspective of the complexities of brilliant, but academically challenged, minds. She offers an understanding of their upside-down world. More importantly, she tells us how their struggles can be overcome! Ronald D. Davis Author of The Gift of Dyslexia

About the Author:

Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, noted author, researcher, and popular international speaker. She directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiary, the Gifted Development Center, in Denver, Colorado. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. In 1981, Linda coined the term "visual-spatial learner" and has been developing techniques, creating identification methods, and

improving teaching strategies for this population for more than 20 years. Linda has written over 300 articles, chapters and books related to gifted, learning disabled, and other learners.

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