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Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner Paperback – September 1, 2002
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Whoever you areparent, educator, or just a plain personread this book! In its pages you will find new ways of understanding and supporting some of humanity's most useful minds. Linda Silverman provides a map to a complex and magnificent mental world where you or someone you care about may have felt lost. Stephanie Tolan Co-author of the award-winning book, Guiding the Gifted Child, and author of numerous books for young adults. 2003 Newbery Award recipient
Ive been waiting for this book for years, and it is everything I hoped for and more. It is wise, warm, funny, practical, intensely personal, and truly inspirational. It belongs on the shelf of every parent whose child does not seem to fit in the mainstream, and of every teacher who wants to reach those students who have clear potential but just cant seem to "get it" when it comes to tests, and of all adolescents and adults who have struggled with those problems themselves and may still be struggling. Richard M. Felder Co-author of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University
Linda Silverman has written a graceful and much needed book that highlights different kinds of spatial intelligence. She has focused on the type of visual thinking women use and in so doing has turned the searchlight on a relatively unexamined area. This book will help change the way you think about "seeing." Leonard Shlain, M.D. Author of the best-seller, The Alphabet vs. the Goddess, and Art & Physics
Linda Silverman provides us with a holisticvisualspatial perspective of the complexities of brilliant, but academically challenged, minds. She offers an understanding of their upside-down world. More importantly, she tells us how their struggles can be overcome! Ronald D. Davis Author of The Gift of Dyslexia
About the Author
Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, noted author, researcher, and popular international speaker. She directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiary, the Gifted Development Center, in Denver, Colorado. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. In 1981, Linda coined the term "visual-spatial learner" and has been developing techniques, creating identification methods, and
improving teaching strategies for this population for more than 20 years. Linda has written over 300 articles, chapters and books related to gifted, learning disabled, and other learners.
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This book is truly amazing and would like to thank Linda Kreger Silverman for her dedication to this book. She describes everything so detailed and vividly that this is a joy to read. When reading (mainly when you are a VSL) you will recognise yourself and have a better understanding and maybe, just maybe can teach others about it. Especially when you have children, at their age they are struggling so hard and with this book you have some tips and trick to guide them.
So if you are looking for recognision or just want to know more about this subject, I highly recommend this book.
I can't stop thinking about what I could have done with this information when I was a 10 years younger.
The sooner it is recognised as a way of thinking the sooner you will benefit from it.
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