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Visual Processing allows us to understand what we see and is essential for reading, writing, and math. Visual Processing skills help us recognize and order visual information. Those individuals who have learning challenges, most notably dyslexia, may have difficulty with Visual Processing.
Difficulties with Visual Processing can occur even when a learner has good Vision. Visual Processing can impact adult learning in multiple ways:
Overall Visual Processing, including the speed at which one processes visual stimuli, declines with age, with the sharpest drop occurring in the elderly over age 70. Research has shown that programs that promote cognitive and physical activity can help to mediate the decline in Visual Processing.
When annotating, learners engage deeply with a text and make their thinking visible while reading, which supports Foundational Reading Skills.
Audiobooks allow learners to hear fluent reading and experience books in a flexible format.
When designing instruction for adults, expectations and goals should be clearly outlined to help learners focus on the material and make plans for success.
When learners process and express information visually, they are activating more cognitive processes while Problem Solving.
In an increasingly digital world, adults who struggle with using technology can benefit from direct instruction for an array of digital tools.
Opportunities for students to practice skills in context, with instructor support and also independently, helps to move concepts and ideas into Long-term Memory.
Metaphors and analogies can support learners by helping to form connections and to notice patterns and similarities that promote learning, self-concept, and higher order thinking.
Making space and time for physical activity, through brief movement breaks in the classroom or workplace and incorporating it into daily life, has benefits for the body and mind.
Learning and studying information across multiple sessions that are spaced, or distributed in time, can promote learning and long-term retention of both basic and conceptually complex facts and concepts.
Text-to-speech technology reads the words on a screen aloud.
Analyzing short video clips, replays of important aspects, and videos of oneself applying what has been learned can improve Metacognition and Long-term Memory while fostering a Learner Mindset.
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