Student Panel 2012
Julie Kuhn, Nick and Sara
Katharina Boser, Julie Morrison and Donna Weaver
Calendars of Past Monthly Speakers:
Some Featured speakers:
John E. Robison Spring 2012
George Lynne Fall 2008
What Works and Why Conference
Jonathan Mooney 2004
Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.d,
Author of Upside Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner
and her colleague,
Alexandra (“Allie”) Shires Golon,
Author of the companion book, Raising the Topsy-Turvy Kids.
Visual-Spatial Learners are talented in right-brained abilities: creativity, intuitive knowledge, multi-dimensional perception, inventive strategies in science and technology. Their talents made the computer, the internet, the vivid displays at the Olympics and the International Space Station possible. Yet these unconventional, talented visionaries often struggle in school. What can we learn from them? How can we teach in the way they best learn?
Dr. Linda Kreger Silverman has spent nearly 30 years researching how children learn. She has found that approximately one third of learners are visual-spatial, and that this percentage is on the rise. She has observed striking patterns of visual-spatial strengths and right-brained dominance in gifted students, students diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD, and students who are both gifted and learning disabled/ADHD. The talents and skills of visual-spatial learners are essential as we move through the 21st century.