Linda K Silverman

Linda K SilvermanLinda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and the founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, Gifted Development Center and Visual-Spatial Resource in Denver, Colorado. In 1981, she originated the concept of the “visual-spatial learner” (VSL) and has created methods of identifying and teaching this population. She has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner and Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults. Her latest book is Giftedness 101 (New York: Springer, 2013), went into third printing within 6 months of its release.

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The Visual Spatial Learner

A visual-spatial learner is a student who learns holistically rather than in a step-by-step fashion. Visual imagery plays an important role in the student’s learning process.