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Visual Processing allows us to understand what we see and is essential for reading and writing. Visual Processing skills help students recognize and order visual information, allowing them to develop into quick, accurate readers and writers.
Difficulties with Visual Processing can occur even when a student has good Vision. Visual Processing impacts reading and writing development in multiple ways:
Audiobooks allow students to hear fluent reading and experience books above their reading skills.
Daily review strengthens previous learning and can lead to fluent recall of information and application of skills.
During reading, giving students the opportunity to explain their thinking process aloud allows them to recognize the strategies they use, solidify their comprehension, and move knowledge into their Long-term Memory.
During guided inquiry, teachers foster student autonomy by designing lessons centered on meaningful questions in which students locate, analyze, and present relevant information on their own or in small groups.
Opportunities for students to practice skills in context, with teacher support and also independently, helps to move concepts and ideas into Long-term Memory.
Practicing until achieving several error-free attempts is critical for retention.
By talking through their thinking at each step of a process, teachers can model what learning looks like.
Providing guiding prompts and questions for students to use when reading or participating in discussions deepens their understanding of texts and gives them space to question and grapple with issues of power, justice, and equity.
Teachers can provide individualized support through one-on-one conferences to assess reading comprehension, understanding of content, and spark further interest in reading.
Providing texts in braille, large font, and with text-to-speech allows learners with visual needs to access content.
Providing access to a variety of multimodal texts that align with the interests of learners allows them to practice digital, information, and Critical Literacy.
Transforming written text into audio supports learning by activating different parts of a learner's brain for comprehension.
Spaces that are structured, organized, and clean provide increased room for collaboration and active learning.
Having students verbally repeat information such as instructions ensures they have heard the information and supports remembering, particularly for those students who struggle with Attention.
Visual supports, like text magnification, colored overlays, and text manipulation, help students focus and properly track as they read.
Writing conferences allow students to fully immerse, share, reflect, and receive feedback during the writing process, promoting Motivation for continuing the sometimes lengthy revision process that occurs in the upper grades.
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