Reading I: What kind of reader is your child?

Step 1: Determine what kind of reader your child is.

VISUAL LEARNER: AUDITORY LEARNER: KINESTHETIC LEARNER:
Learns best by Seeing or Reading Learns best by Listening Learns best by Doing & Moving
Does well when material is presented & tested  *Visually (NOT Verbally) Does well in Lecture-based Learning Environments & on Oral Reports & Tests Does well when he/she can Move, Touch, Explore, & Create in order to learn
*Benefits from Written notes, directions, diagrams, charts, maps, & pics Benefits from Classroom Discussions, Spoken Directions, Study Groups Benefits from: Hands-on-Activties, Lab classes, Props, Skits, & Field Trips
May love to draw, read, & write May love music, languages, & being on stage May love sports, drama, dance, martial arts, & arts and crafts
Is probably a Good Speller

Step 2: Take advantage of the tips below to better teach your child.

TIPS for VISUAL Learners: TIPS for AUDITORY Learners: TIPS for KINESTHETIC Learners:
Use: Books, Videos, Computers, Visual Aids, & Flashcards Read notes or study materials OUT Loud Get Hands On.  Do Experiments & Take Field Trips
Make: Detailed, Color-coded or Highlighted Notes Use: Word Associations & Verbal Repetition to memorize Use: Activity-based Study tools (Role-playing or Model building)
Make: Outlines, Diagrams, & Lists Study: with other students & Talk things through Study: In Small Groups & Take frequent breaks
Use: Drawings & Illustrations (In COLOR) Listen to: Books on tape or other Audio Recordings Use: Memory Games & Flash cards
Take Detailed Notes in class Use: Tape Recorder to listen to lectures again later Study: With Music on in background

source:
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/learning_disabilities_treatment_help_coping.htm

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