Want to Know More About Visual Processing and Learning?

If you answered, “Yes” to the title question, read ahead about the final visual processing skill we will look at this week.

Visual Spatial Relationships.

My friend was directing me to her home. Every time she needed to tell me where to turn at the end of one street, I noticed that she snapped her fingers on both hands, simultaneously.

“Why do you do that?”

“That’s how I know right from left.”

Can Visual Sequencing Affect Learning?


Throughout my childhood and teenage years, my nickname was “bookworm.”

I devoured books. It seemed.

Every Friday, after her weekly shopping, my mom would go to the Christian bookstore and buy me a book. I read this, in addition to the ones I borrowed from the library.

Oh the dreams I had… the places I went… the people I met.

But I had one problem.

Learning for Success in School and Life: Equal but Different

Why do girls do better in school than boys? Does it have to do with the way they are socialized?

Boys brains - Girls brains

What are little boys made of?

Slugs and snails

And puppy-dogs’ tails,

That’s what little boys are made of.


What are little girls made of?

Sugar and spice

And everything nice,

That’s what little girls are made of.

Do you remember this nursery rhyme?

Today, in our politically correct world it would most likely be thought to be sexist.

But guess what?

Reality…About Children Learning and Mothers/Teachers Teaching

This post is the follow-up to yesterday’s: http://www.florencecallender.com/dreaming-about-children-learning-and-mothersteachers-teaching/

“Life is like a departure lounge. The place you end up depends on which ticket you bought.” ~ Dr. Dion T. Harrigan

Boy looking at math and science icons - Resized Larger

When children are born, they each come with their own “equipment.”

Law enforcement officers turn to their fingerprint files when searching for a criminal. The doors to some high-tech offices are now opened by the eye-print of the person seeking access. Blind people identify the person addressing them by their voice-print. An approaching individual can be recognized by his gait. The identity of a dead person may be ascertained by his dentition.

Learning for Success in School and Life…The Visual-Spatial Way?

Florence is the mother of an amazing teenager; an educational consultant, author, speaker, speech-language pathologist, encourager and perpetual optimist. She shares tips, tools and resources with mothers (and other caregivers) of struggling and/or failing children. She is fiercely committed to helping them develop and enhance their children's foundational skills for learning, to grow them to success in school and life. A believer in the unique learning abilities of all children, she is an advocate for those who learn differently.

A few years ago, I went to visit my friend during my vacation time. When I walked into her home, I straightened up immediately. Everything was in order.

Color coded bookshelf - Resized


You know the stuff your parents tell you as a child like, “A place for everything, and everything in its place?” She followed that principle.

I peeked into her closet. The clothing hangers were all white. And not only were her clothes sorted by category, but also by color.

Learning Through Stories

At the parent teacher conference, Kenny’s teacher told his mom that he should read for at least 20 minutes every day. All children love stories but some children hate books. Kenny hated reading books. What should his mom do in that situation?

Many children who learn differently, have trouble reading flat symbols on a page.