A picture is worth 1,000 words and yet even those 1,000 words cannot adequately convey the images the child is seeing in her head. The attempts to translate that colorful image into a sequence of words to convey to another person what she is seeing often causes a huge amount of discouragement!
This situation is a tragedy that must be made right. Our system is taking our most creative, inventive, empathetic minds and shutting them down. It is bad enough that their school years will be a struggle and painful, but even worse, these limitations will follow them throughout the rest of their lives.
I’m going to stick my neck out and say that there is a very direct link between the gene for horrible handwriting and the gene for being a visual learner. When I was little I thought it would kill me to have to write. My handwriting looked tortured and, quite frankly, it tortured those who had to read it.