Dyslexic learners think in pictures instead of words.
People who are non-dyslexic will think in words whilst a dyslexic person will think in pictures, where the picture grows as the thought process adds more concepts. Therefore, it is much faster, possibly thousands of times faster (a picture is worth a thousand words). Because of this speed dyslexics do not need many words to receive a message. They can also be extremely creative.
Why use SwimPix with swimmers with Dyslexia
- There are 100 different SwimPix illustrations to support learning to swim
- Captions are short, clear and concise
- Visual cues - clear and concise to avoid confusion
- Use SwimPix with learners to create skill sequences and enhance creativity
- Easy to use as a reminder just before the swimmer leaves the side as short-term memory can be challenging for some.
If you like to read more about “Thinking in pictures, being holistic, and disorientation” a good source is the book "The Gift of Dyslexia" by Ronald Davis.