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Visual-Spatial Learning Techniques

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Develops

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Legibility
Fine motor skills, awareness of letter formation, consistency of size, shape and spacing of letters.

Visual Spatial
Copying off the board, writing on a horizontal line and equal spacing of words.

Written Expression
Strategies for getting thoughts onto paper, and the ability to develop story structures and essay structures.

Spelling
Basic rules of spelling and what letters or combinations make specific sounds.

Editing
Correcting your own omissions/deletions/spelling and grammar errors, accurate punctuation usage, adding helpful details, establishing clear and sequential writing.

Positive Thinking
Relaxed mindset allows for maximum learning potential, recognizing and eliminating stress, and strategies for decreasing “test anxiety.”

Reduces

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• Muscle strain and hand fatigue
• Rushing and inconsistency in writing
• Inconsistent spacing of letters
• Sloped writing (letters drifting off the line)
• Slow, laborious writing
• Inconsistent size, shape, and spacing of letters
• Inaccurate copying off the board
• Frustration with getting thoughts onto paper in a logical sequence
• Writer’s block
• Illegible writing

Writing Program

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Purpose
Addresses legibility, getting thoughts on paper, editing and spelling. This is done by enabling the individual to stabilize perceptions, control perceptual distortions, and learn to use specific techniques to develop easier and more effective writing.

Age
Appropriate for children with a maturity age seven or over, and adults of any age.

Length of Program
Approximately 30 hours, typically given over the course of five consecutive days, and unlimited hours of follow-up consultation included without extra charge.

Note
This program is usually combined with a reading program, as one complements the other.

Writing Program Tools

Orientation

Procedure

Dial
Setting

Release

Davis® Symbol

Mastery

Neural Network
Development

Handwriting & Legibility Exercises

Davis® Concept Mastery

Auditory

Fine-Tuning

Story
Mapping

Mind
Mapping

Concentration
Bubble

Erasing Negative

Pictures

Writing Structures

Organization

Strategies

Study

Strategies

Test-Taking

Skills

The Programs provided at Rocky Point Academy get to the root of learning challenges.  Each client leaves with a “tool box”  The following are a list of tools that may be provided.

Managing
Bullying

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