(“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.”)
“Words turn into pictures and pictures turn into words.”
“This will help us remember what we read and hear.”Visualizing and Verbalizing is a program developed by Nanci Bell to improve a student's language comprehension and thinking.
A primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imaged gestalt-a whole. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to only get "parts" such as a few facts or details rather than the whole picture.
Individuals with weak concept imagery have difficulty with reading comprehension, critical thinking, and may not easily follow directions or connect to conversations. They may also have difficulty expressing ideas in an organized manner.The Nancibell®Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V®) successfully stimulates concept imagery. Individuals become able to image gestalts which include color, and even movement. This improves their language comprehension, reasoning for critical thinking, and expression.Symptoms of Weak Concept ImageryDifficulty with:1.Critical, logical, abstract thinking and problem solving2.Written language comprehension3.Oral language comprehension4.Following directions5.Expressing language orally6.Expressing language in writing7.Grasping humor8.Interpreting social situations9.Cause and effect10.Attention and focus11.Responding to a communicating world12.Mental mapping