A Guide to Visual Strategies for Young Adults



This handbook is designed to help adolescents and young adults acquire learning strategies related to organization, academics, and social behavior. The use of these strategies will help adolescents and young adults become academically successful and socially competent.


From the introduction to "A Guide to Visual Strategies for Young Adults":

Many adolescents approach high school, community college, and college equipped with the same tools they used for their elementary years. For example, if they learned to say the sounds of the words when they were taught to read in the elementary grades, then often they will self-talk slowly and methodically through reading pages as an adult. At the end of word calling silently what is on the page, many students say they do not remember what they read, that reading is too time consuming, and/or that they don't gain much from reading. As an adult, taking old coping mechanisms such as saying the sounds to read, and using these old learning methods may not work as well as these skills worked in elementary grades. The purpose of this guide is to provide "new tools" for learning, based on how the mind uses language. The adolescent or adult needs more sophisticated tools that what was used in the elementary grades. The better the tools, the better the learning power.

Product Number: APR214

Year Published: 2001

Included Items:

This guide consists of six sections: 1) How do we learn?; 2) How does language work as a tool for learning?; 3)What are some reading strategies?; 4) What are some writing strategies?; 5) How do we put all the visual pieces into life?; and 6) What are some strategies to help us organize ourselves?


Mabel M. Brown, M.A. More Information
Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information