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19 Nov 2010, 11:44 pm

Is it possible to be both?
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/Visual ... er/vsl.htm

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The visual-spatial learner model is based on the newest discoveries in brain research about the different functions of the hemispheres. The left hemisphere is sequential, analytical, and time-oriented. The right hemisphere perceives the whole, synthesizes, and apprehends movement in space. We only have two hemispheres, and we are doing an excellent job teaching one of them.


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The main difference between the two groups was that highly gifted children also excelled at the auditory-sequential items, whereas children who were brighter than their IQ scores had marked auditory and sequential weaknesses. It was from these clinical observations and my attempt to understand both the strengths and weaknesses that the concept of the “visual-spatial learner” was born.Visual-spatial learners are individuals who think in pictures rather than in words. They have a different brain organization than auditory-sequential learners. They learn better visually than auditorally. They learn all-at-once, and when the light bulb goes on, the learning is permanent. They do not learn from repetition and drill. They are whole-part learners who need to see the big picture first before they learn the details. They are non-sequential, which means that they do not learn in the step-by-step manner in which most teachers teach. They arrive at correct solutions without taking steps, so “show your work” may be impossible for them. They may have difficulty with easy tasks, but show amazing ability with difficult, complex tasks. They are systems thinkers who can orchestrate large amounts of information from different domains, but they often miss the details. They tend to be organizationally impaired and unconscious about time. They are often gifted creatively, technologically, mathematically or emotionally.


So now I'm going to list the various skills of both and bold those that fit me.

This applies to kids in school but we were all kids once.

AUDITORY-SEQUENTIAL

Thinks primarily in words
Has auditory strengths
Relates well to time
Is a step-by-step learner
Learns by trial and error
Progresses sequentially from easy to difficult material
Is an analytical thinker
Attends well to details
Follows oral directions well
Does well at arithmetic
Learns phonics easily
Can sound out spelling words
Can write quickly and neatly
Is well-organized
Can show steps of work easily
Excels at rote memorization
Has good auditory short-term memory
May need some repetition to reinforce learning
Learns well from instruction
Learns in spite of emotional reactions
Is comfortable with one right answer
Develops fairly evenly
Usually maintains high grades
Enjoys algebra and chemistry
Learns languages in class
Is academically talented
Is an early bloomer

VISUAL-SPATIAL

Thinks primarily in pictures
Has visual strengths
Relates well to space
Is a whole-part learner
Learns concepts all at once
Learns complex concepts easily; struggles with easy skills
Is a good synthesizer
Sees the big picture; may miss details
Reads maps well
Is better at math reasoning than computation
Learns whole words easily
Must visualize words to spell them
Prefers keyboarding to writing
Creates unique methods of organization
Arrives at correct solutions intuitively
Learns best by seeing relationships
Has good long-term visual memory
Learns concepts permanently; is turned off by drill and repetition
Develops own methods of problem solving
Is very sensitive to teachers’ attitudes
Generates unusual solutions to problems
Develops quite asynchronously
May have very uneven grades
Enjoys geometry and physics
Masters other languages through immersion
Is creatively, mechanically, emotionally, or technologically gifted
Is a late bloomer

No wonder I feel so screwy all the time. I don't even know if I'm more right or left brained.
I'm interested to see what other peoples results look like. From memory I think I remember some people here being really good at learning difficult concepts but not easy. Or learning something once and not needing to go back and memorise it. And that might explain why some people with AS have a better long term memory than me. I can only be an expert at my special interest depending on how much time I spend on it but I know others with AS that have such a detailed memory for many interests.
Oh and I hardly doubt I am gifted. It's a bit depressing reading about parents talking about their gifted kids. I'm so very developmentally delayed. It only took a few years than what's average to speak but my other self help skills lacked behind for many years.


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20 Nov 2010, 10:31 am

I think I'm in both camps too. I think I'm more visual-spatial though.



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20 Nov 2010, 11:21 am

Only three from the auditory-sequential list fit me; only three or four from the visual-spatial list do not fit me.


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20 Nov 2010, 11:30 am

I see a lot of those traits in me, but I see more visual-spatial aspects in myself than auditory aspects. Oh, and I'm in the same boat; I'm not sure if I'm gifted, either.

^^ It's possible to have both right and left-brained aspects to yourself; it means you have a balance between both sides of your brain.



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21 Nov 2010, 12:22 am

KissOfMarmaladeSky wrote:
It's possible to have both right and left-brained aspects to yourself; it means you have a balance between both sides of your brain.


Balance? That could make sense. I'm both disorganised and organised. If my living area gets out of control messy I can clean it up as long as I give myself a precise time. I'm both artistic and logical. But I have poor judgement in space. I wonder if I can use the same hemispheres at the same time? That's something to look into.


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21 Nov 2010, 1:34 am

I have many characteristics from each side, but definitely lean more towards the visual-spatial side.


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21 Nov 2010, 3:59 am

I'm highly skewed towards the visual-spatial side. I could bold all of the visual-spatial traits but few to none of the auditory-sequential traits



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21 Nov 2010, 4:32 am

Interesting. Seems like a lot are whole-part learners rather than step by step learners like me. I always wondered why my memory wasn't as detailed as others with AS.
But where are all the attention to detail people?


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21 Nov 2010, 5:04 am

Sensory overload is what the autism spectrum is all about, yes? Well to deal with that it makes sense that those on the spectrum would have to get good at independently building intuition. Intuition is considered right brained and would explain why that type of thinking is more prevalent in this community. Correct me if I'm wrong



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21 Nov 2010, 5:52 am

I keyboard, you keyboard, s/he keyboards, they keyboard, we keyboard, I will keyboard, I might keyboard, I keyboarded... :lol:


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21 Nov 2010, 6:17 am

What do they mean by "late" or "early" bloomer in this context ?



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21 Nov 2010, 6:21 am

lostD wrote:
What do they mean by "late" or "early" bloomer in this context ?

Either walking, talking, reading earlier or later than usual.


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