- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: Deleon Pub Inc (November 18, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932186085
- ISBN-13: 978-1932186086
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child Paperback – November 18, 2004
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"If You could see the way i think - a handbook for visual-spatial kids",
"Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies for Creating a Successful Classroom" and
"Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids: Successfully Parenting Your Visual-Spatial Child"
Well, what shall i say? Save Your money and buy only one of these books because it is ALL the same. Almost exactly the same content, just wording/phrasing is different. If You have read one you'll know the rest.
Unfortunately the highly recommended book from Silverman is not available at the moment...
Alexandra Golon has been influenced by the work of Silverman, and has developed specific techniques in dealing with her own VSL children. She also includes ideas that other parents of VSL's have shared. One suggestion is that, since VSL's think in pictures, not words, post a picture of a chore (such as feeding the dog) because the child will remember the chore better with the picture than with words.
Based on over 20 years of research, Silverman believes that appoximately 60% of all students (not just gifted) have strong VSL tendencies. Many dyslexic children and children in special education classes are VSL's. VSL's often have had numerous ear infections during early childhood.
Golon reognizes the problems her children experience because of their learning style differences and wants to help other parents and teachers of children with similar problems. Since her experience is with her own children, she refers to them in this book. She works closely with Silverman and is very knowledgeable about the theory behind her techniques. Silverman originally intended to write UpsideDown Brilliance as a book listing VSL techniques (rather that the research and theory behind it), so this is the book she says she wanted to write.
This is a must read for all teachers and for parents of children with school problems. It is easy to read, with illustrations that visually describe the situation described.
I constantly recommend it to parents and teachers and am donating copies of it to several libraries so that more people can be helped by the VSL concept and some specific ways to help VSL learners.
Now what? Allie gives suggests for parneting and educating this wonderful, but unique, kids. Does your child's room look like a bomb hit, but she knows exactly where everything is?
How do can you help your child through those elementary years and beyond? Allie offers help, and hope, for parents of visual-spatial kids.
And while you're reading, do you find that struggle with a visual-spatial spouse... or self? Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids brings insight to the rest of the family, too.
If you've got a gifted child who seems to learn differently than the school is teaching, you need this book!