Helping children with learning disabilities Tip 2:
Identify how your child learns best
Everyone—learning disability or not—has their own unique learning style. Some people learn best by seeing or reading, others by listening, and still others by doing. You can help a child with a learning disability by identifying his or her primary learning style.
Is your child a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a kinesthetic learner? Once you’ve figured out how he or she learns best, you can take steps to make sure that type of learning is reinforced in the classroom and during home study. The following lists will help you determine what type of learner your child is.
Is your child a visual learner?
- If your child is a visual learner, he or she:
- Learns best by seeing or reading
- Does well when material is presented and tested visually, not verbally
- Benefits from written notes, directions, diagrams, charts, maps, and pictures
- May love to draw, read, and write; is probably a good speller
Is your child an auditory learner?
If your child is an auditory learner, he or she:
- Learns best by listening
- Does well in lecture-based learning environments and on oral reports and tests
- Benefits from classroom discussions, spoken directions, study groups
- May love music, languages, and being on stage
Is your child a kinesthetic learner?
If your child is a kinesthetic learner, he or she:
- Learns best by doing and moving
- Does well when he or she can move, touch, explore, and create in order to learn
- Benefits from hands-on activities, lab classes, props, skits, and field trips
- May love sports, drama, dance, martial arts, and arts and crafts
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