Why do some students seem to move through the school system with such ease, while others seem destined to struggle? It could be because of their thinking style.
There are two mental processing styles: verbal and non-verbal. All people begin life as non-verbal “picture thinkers.” As language is introduced and the brain develops, a preference for processing occurs. Individuals who think primarily in language are considered verbal processors–linear or “word thinkers.” Individuals who think primarily in images are considered non-verbal processors–global or “picture thinkers.” All people process in one of these two styles of thinking or a combination of both…