Ventura, CA (7/23/01)
Learning-Success™ Coaches Mariaemma Willis, M.S. and Victoria Kindle Hodson, M.A., tell you why and what you can do about it in their book, Discover Your Child’s Learning Style.
In spite of our school’s best intentions, the intellectual development of many of our children is being unfairly short-circuited in our one-size-fits-all classrooms. The majority of our children are being labeled average, below average, or learning disabled, instead of being taught through their natural learning styles.
Hodson & Willis offer the following tips:
• If your child is an auditory-verbal learner, she may need to read instructions out loud in order to understand them
• If your child is a tactile-whole body learner, he may need to act out a lesson in order to remember the information
• If the student is a visual-picture learner, he needs a picture approach to spelling – writing the words over and over again will not work!
• If you have a tactile-sketching learner, encourage her to take picture notes, draw out math problems, and sketch while she is listening to the teacher
• If the student is an auditory-listening learner, books-on-tape can be a great way to facilitate reading assignments