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Non-verbal reasoning is also called “fluid reasoning”. It is an intentional cognitive process that does not occur automatically. It involves the use of deliberate and controlled mental operations to solve novel problems. Mental operations often include drawing inferences, forming concepts when language is not involved.
Students who have non-verbal reasoning needs may:
Three major instructional strategies are useful for students who have difficulty in non-verbal reasoning: The use of verbal explanations; the use of sequencing; and drawing upon contextual information and memory.
The use of verbal instructions:
The use of sequencing:
Provide a context that the student understands and recalls: