Aug 012013

Looking for A Learning Styles Inventory to Determine Your Child’s Learning Style?

Check out the following learning styles inventory list for tools you can use to figure out your child’s learning style. Use one or all of the learning styles inventory tools for a better understanding of your child’s learning.

to give yourself a solid understanding of your child’s learning preferences.

Finding your child’s personal learning style can be accomplished through these online tools or through your own personal observations. Knowing your child’s style can make a lot of difference in whether your child ends up loving learning–or not.

Many free online learning styles inventory tools are geared towards adults. That makes many of the learning styles inventory options difficult to use for identifying your child’s learning style. The questions may be too difficult for your child to answer. More likely, your child won’t have any experience with the topic of the question.

Learning Styles Inventory (LSI)

One tool, called the Learning Styles Inventory (LSI), was specifically made for use with middle school children. The LSI is available online at the Learning Styles website. The online tool is based upon the Dunn, Dunn, and Price model, which assesses 21 different areas. This LSI has one of the highest reliability and validity ratings (Farkus, 2003).

The Learning Styles Inventory has an established record, and is being modified to be used with elementary and high school students, as well as adults. The online versions for grades other than middle school are supposed to be available 1st quarter, 2007. I believe this tool will give you the most thorough view of your child’s learning needs, making it well worth the nominal fee of $5.00.

Abiator’s Learning Styles Inventory Tests

A set of free online assessments that seems fairly accurate is the Abiator’s LSI Tests, but the Learning Styles Test #1 is a bit difficult for a young child. This site provides four different assessments, all of which provide useful information. Three of the assessments are simple check boxes for statements you agree with, making them easy for a child to respond to. Many of the questions are geared towards school work, and involve reading, which may skew results somewhat, but not significantly enough to affect the determination of your child’s primary and secondary learning styles.

Memletics Learning Styles Inventory Tool

Another free inventory, which gives very detailed information is the Memletics Learning Styles Inventory. This inventory provides information on solitary, social, visual, verbal, aural, logical, and physical aspects of a person’s learning preferences. With 70 questions, this inventory can take longer to complete, but is well worth the effort.

Other Tools for Exploring Learning Styles Inventory

You may also want to check out the other sections of the Learning Abled Kids’ website about learning styles. Some of those pages have information about additional Learning Styles Inventory tools based upon different types of learning styles models. You can visit the main learning styles page at:

Learning Styles Inventory