TOS Crew Review: Insight Technical Complete-A-Sketch Vison/Dexterity/Focus

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Time for another review!  Insight Technical Education is a company specializing in products for vocational, technical and professional fields including accounting, drafting, graphic design and technical sketching.  We reviewed a program from them entitled "Vision-Dexterity-Focus."  It’s a great product and a topic I just wouldn’t have thought of hunting down myself, but my sons are thrilled about learning!

Most art curricula obviously focus on the history of art, great artists, and the topics that all of us relate to when we think about creating art–combining colors, line, shape, mood, etc.  However, technological advances have brought a whole new aspect of art into being–technical art.  Insight offers a series of curriculum which begin with basic 2-dimensional sketches that the child completes, and continues through detailed CAD drawings!  Great for kids interested in drafting, engineering, or graphic design.

 

 

This program, Vision-Dexterity-Focus, is specifically designed for challenged learners or those just beginning to foray into this arena.  According to their website . . .

 

Key features:

 

¬Created specifically to meet vision challenges ¬Hones fine motor skills

¬Teaches by example

¬Life skill

¬Teaches attention to detail

¬Minimal instruction required

¬Provides basis for all types of precision drawings ¬Reproducible for your family

¬Promotes self-directed learning

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Vision-Dexterity-Focus™ is a great all-in-one package.  Vision-Dexterity-Focus was developed specifically for the challenged learner, with input from parents and vision therapy professionals. This book contains most of the art used in volumes one through three of the Complete-A-Sketch series with some new and unique art.  It contains orthographic, isometric, and perspective projects.  All of the art is larger, bolder, and has less fine detail so the student can see the lines and intersections clearer.  This Complete-A-Sketch book contains 57 project pages.  It starts at the beginning with two-dimensional shapes and the art becomes more interesting and more involved, then it transitions to simple isometric shapes and builds again, and finally, it transitions to perspectives; again, building on previous experience to complete the book.  This version of Complete-A-Sketch is not a "simplified" version.  It was developed to aid learners that have vision, dexterity, and focus difficulties in order to build confidence and to learn the basics of technical sketching.  Complete-A-Sketch is reproducible for your family; your child can start working with this book at age 5 or 6.  Though not required, this book is a great place for any age group to start.

 

This book has 57 lessons included.  Basically the projects are simple drawings with parts "missing" for your child to complete.  My son thought it was a lot of fun, and it made for a good in-between school subject–between math and writing, for example.   Since my son has vision processing difficulties, I was thrilled to have one more thing he could add in that he could work on himself, and I think he felt the same.  Here’s one of the project pages.

 

This particular book is $18 and is reproducible for your family.  I’d definitely recommend it, particularly for boys, children with vision issues, or any child interested in drawing more exactly!  Read more about it at www.insighttechnicaleducation.com .

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One Response to TOS Crew Review: Insight Technical Complete-A-Sketch Vison/Dexterity/Focus

  1. Gan says:

    i want to ask if you get paid to post this, but that may not be funny right now ;)….sorry—i had to!

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