Visualization can help students improve their reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing. Visualization is a powerful tool that can be of great benefit to many students.
It is helpful to give students a framework to help them visualize. The framework provides them with all of the different components needed to develop a strong visualization. This booklet uses the terms: What, Size, Color, Number, Shape, Where, Movement, Mood, Background, Perspective, When and Sound. A visual is provided for each term to help students to understand what each term refers to.
As a Speech Therapist I primarily use visualization to help students to: 1. Understand what they are listening to and 2. Give good descriptions – to express their thoughts clearly. If you are able to visualize what you are listening to you will be able to better understand and comprehend the information. If you are able to see in your head what you are trying to talk about / describe you will be able to give a more complete and comprehensive description.
Included in this booklet are the steps that I use to teach Visualization and a Homework page for parents.
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