Using Flash Cards to Teach Golf
Flash cards can prove to be a valuable visual tool when teaching young people how to play golf.
They can be especially useful when teaching young people with a range of disabilities who often have excellent visual memory skills compared to typically developed children. By using visual learning techniques, coaches can work to the strengths of children with a range of disabilities.
Here are some of the benefits to using visual guides when coaching young people:
- Visuals are inclusive and non-judgemental
- Visuals have universal appeal
- Visuals can be used to support the processing of verbal language
- Visuals can provide greater clarity in what is being said
- Visuals can support a young person to communicate what they are trying to say, what they are learning or have learnt
- Visuals are transferable between people, objects and places so can help provide consistency
- Visuals can help to build a young person’s independence and confidence
- Visuals can allow a young person to model or mimic what they see
To get the most out of visual learning include the following for even more opportunities for skills to be picked up:
- Use signing or gestures
- Include kinaesthetic movement or resources to support their learning (seeing and doing)
To get started, please download a printable PDF version of the flash cards by clicking on the icon below.