Special thanks to Robert Lederman for bringing the game “Swish” to our attention. Just put in an order for several sets, and it looks like a tremendously challenging yet fun way to get at the heart of visual spatial skills through visualization and mental rotation. It’s a really nice complement to the principles of visual spatial thinking introduced by Harry Wachs, to visual imagery as introduced by Elliot Forrest and elaborated by John Abbondonza, and visualization as conceptualized by Lynn Hellerstein.
A quick Google search is all you need to remind yourself how much continued interest there is out there on formalized study of visualization abilities and scientific approaches to visual-spatial rehabilitation/therapy. But sometimes it’s good to let therapy be fun – particularly with transparent cards like that provide immediate feedback on whether the mental rotation provides a match, and if not to see where the misfit occurs.
– Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO