• The Nonverbal Learner

    a.k.a the Visual-Spatial Learner
    nonverbal blocks
     
     
     
    Characteristics:
    • Makes interesting shapes, designs and patterns with blocks, clay or drawing materials
    • Displays skill in putting together new or difficult puzzles
    • Reacts with unusual attentiveness to changes in the environment
    • Takes apart and reassembles things with apparent skill
    • Puts things together in new and inventive ways
    • Likes consistent things (numbers, clocks, calendars)
    • Is adept at technology
     Needs:
    • Written directions
    • To be shown things
    • To avoid drill and repetition
    • Higher level thinking skills
    • Time to visualize
    • To discover own methods of problem solving
    Ways to meet this child's needs:
    • Creative problem solving
    • Patterning
    • Visual and hands-on learning experiences
    • Creative activities which allow for originality in displaying knowledge
    • Participation in chess club and keyboarding activities
    • Use of puzzles, tangrams, analogies, logic
    • Materials with rich, visual imagery
    • Paly games, game, and more games!!
    • Building activities (Legos, K'Nex, Erector Sets, etc.)