Difficulty remembering visually presented material.
|Misplaces Has difficulty storing and retrieving information he/she has been exposed to visually.
- Use auditory clues to help with retrieval, i.e., songs or nursery
- Chains of visual picture associations, associative thinking, etc.
|Unable to remember events in a series (Social Studies, time lines).
- Use a “walk-through” method.
- Use oral presentation, small group or whole class discussion.
- Use creative crafts such as making a mobile.
- Cooking with recipes.
|Misplaces his/her belongings on a regular basis.
- Develop a system for storing his/her personal equipment, organize notebooks: one special section for homework – alert parents.
- Require consistency in placement of name and heading on all assignments.
|When recalling items in the middle of a series, he/she must go back to the beginning (alphabet, months, books of Bible).
- Teach in bite size pieces to mastery levels.
- Use visual sequencing activities.
- Ask before/after questions.
- Encourage attention to logical divisions or breaks in any series.
|Reverses words, letters, and numbers.
- Have student sit near board.
- Teach songs that help with rhythm.
- Emphasize precise proofreading. Don’t penalize for miscopying if answer is correct, but consider extra credit for correct proofreading.
- Encourage student to verbalize softly.
- Encourage thinking out loud.
|Doesn’t visualize what is read, either silently or orally. Can’t conjure up from memory.
- Use role play.
- Use verbalizing and visualization clues.
- Ask probing questions which lead to main idea.
- Have student draw a picture about what he/she has read.
- Read smaller selections to develop visualization.
|Is slow in completing written work.
- Be willing to reduce amount of “copy” work and/or length of assignment.
- Eliminate time limits whenever possible./li>
- Allow oral presentation as an alternative.
- Reinforce task completion.
|May learn spelling words for weekly tests but unable to carry over into written work.
- Create spelling lists from incorrect words on written assignments.
- Teach spelling rules and patterns.
- May need computers for written assignments.
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