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On Tue, 28 Jan 1997, bkramer.ca.us (Bunki Kramer) wrote:
>Hi, Ben and Marcia........I'm writing to respond to something Marcia said....
>......... According to Mrs. Olson, children with
>>learning disabilities may in some cases just be predominently visual
>>learners who have trouble dealing with the verbal culture of school.
>Amen! Ditto! Same thoughts! I teach middle school full-time art but I do
>have one class I teach for a semester called ART 'N MATH. In this class I
>have 7th and 8th graders combined PLUS geometry students as well as low 7th
>grade LD students Plus one special-day student. I have found continuously
>that I cannot tell the level of math from the finished artwork which I
>receive from a student (except in the case of the special-day student). My
>LD students really "shine" over the high level geometry students...they can
>"see" the visuals of the math in the project and can easily switch the
>concepts into concrete works. The higher level student sometimes has a more
>difficult time doing the quality artwork involved and transferring logic
>into visuals. Here the LD student stands above. It's a kick in the pants to
>see them smiling over the heads of the "smarter"(?) students. Levels the
>Los Cerros Middle School
>Danville, California 94526