By: Heidi Ingram
The ability to perceive the visual-spatial world accurately (e.g. as a hunter, scout, or guide) and to perform transformations upon those perceptions (e.g. , as an interior decorator, architect, artist, or inventor ). This intelligence involves sensitivity to color, line, shape, form, space, and the relationships that exist between these elements. It includes the capacity to visualize and graphically represent visual or spatial ideas.
From the infant's ability to discriminate among the faces around him to the toddler's first steps, the facility to
perceive the visual world with a great deal of understanding continues throughout early childhood. Creating visual images with shape, color, and form opens up new understanding. The learning environment should be a graphic-rich classroom that encourages opportunities for visual processing as well as thinking and planning in three dimensions. Children who are highly capable in visual-spatial abilities think in images and pictures; like to draw, design, and create things, and often see things from different points of view.
Visual-Spatial intelligence is the ability to perceive the visual world accurately and the re-create that visual experience in art or graphics. It involves mental imagery and the ability to manipulate and transform images. These children are adept at puzzles and other spatial problem-solving activities.
Visual talented young children:
· show advanced drawing, painting, and sculpting with both technical skill and fine detail
· remember in detail items ,places and pictures they have seen
· have advanced eye-hand coordination
· show attention to texture, color, and balance
· respond emotionally to photos, paintings, or sculpture
· share feelings and moods through drawing, painting or sculpture
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