Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner by Linda Kreger Silverman, the pioneer of the Visual Spatial Learner concept. Published in 2002, this book provides vast amounts of information, checklists and strategies for Visual Spatial Learners.

Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child by Jeffrey Freed 1998 - Specific techniques for teaching visual spatial learners reading, writing, spelling and mathematics

Look Closer: Visual Thinking Skills and Activities K-12 by Nancy Johnson

Visual Impact, VIsual Teaching: Using Images to Strengthen Learning by Timothy Gangwer, 2009

The Stop, Think, Do Program by Lindy Petersen
Stop, Think Parenting 1992
Stop, Think Learning (Teachers Version ) 1998
Helps with acting on impulse – available through The Australian Council for Educational Resources, 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124 Telephone 039 277 5555

Children Are People Too : A Parents’ Guide to Young Childrens’ Behaviour by Louise Porter 2000 – available from the Gifted Resource Centre

Sight Unseen: The Art of Active Seeing by John Schaefer, 1994

Books by Priscilla Vail
Smart Kids With School Problems: Things to Know and Ways to Help 1989
Learning Styles: Food For Thought + 130 Practical Tips For Teachers K-4 1992
About Dyslexia 1990
Emotion: The On/Off Switch For Learning
These books can be hard to get but are worth finding.

Use Both Sides of Your Brain by Tony Buzan 1991 - Strategies for thinking and learning

A Field Guide to Using Visual Tools, by David Hyerle, 2000

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin 1996 - A very good description of visual thinking

Counseling the Gifted Edited by Linda Silverman 1993 - A very good resource book that covers many areas of concern to parents and teachers of gifted children

In The Mind’s Eye by Thomas West 1997 - Covers visual thinkers, creativity and gifted
People with dyslexia and other learning difficulties

Mapping Inner Space by Nancy Margulies 1991 - Learning and teaching Mind Mapping

The Faces of Gifted: A Resource for Educators and Parents by Nancy Johnson 1989

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N Aron 1997
Keys To Parenting Your Anxious Child by Katharina Manassis 1996

Web Sites - Articles on Visual Spatial Learning - Dr Linda Silverman’s home page - "Picture Me Reading!" - A visual-conceptual method of teaching reading that enables bright children to learn to read at an accelerated pace because it capitalizes on their ability to grasp wholes instantly and retain them. - Visual teaching strategies and professional development opportunities. – Visual thinking, mindmapping and learning software – the sister website of the Gifted Development Center – Nancy Johnson’s book of visual teaching activities - Visual Spatial Learners, Emotional intensity and sensitivity, Sensory integration dysfunction – a discussion group for parents of “right” brain children – a resource page for sensory integration dysfunction – good site for finding second hand and out of print books - Tony Nolan's Visual Spatial Web Page; includes a discussion group for visual spatial thinkers - an environment for learning mathematics with the aim of customizing the learning process to reach very high levels of freedom and flexibility in mathematics and sciences – a free mathematics program for primary age students


Speech recognition programs for computer e.g. Dragon Write Naturally Speaking

Graphic Organisers for school work – Hawker Brownlow Education, Melbourne, Victoria

Jo Freitag, Gifted Resources - The Centre for the Exceptional Learner, Luther College, Plymouth Road. Croydon 3136. Phone : (03) 9724 2452 E-mail:

- partially compiled by Lesley Sword, Gifted & Creative Services Australia

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