Aug 012013
 
Teaching Methods for Multisensory Phonics & Reading Skills

Teaching methods for providing¬†multisensory reading instruction¬†to your child: First, think of a ‘language triangle’ which emphasizes the simultaneous linking of auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile pathways (Post, 2003). Using multisensory teaching methods involves having your child see the letters, phonemes, or words, while saying the sounds represented by the letters, phonemes, or words. In addition multisensory teaching methods include simultaneously using a kinesthetic / tactile tracing action to write out the letters, phonemes or words. Your child will act on all three pathways simultaneously. It is an important teaching method to teach the visual element (the letter(s) or word) as […]

Aug 012013
 
21 Teaching Activities for Tactile Learners & Tactile Learning

Teaching Strategies for Tactile Learners & Tactile Learning Do you have a tactile learner on your hands? (PUN intended!) ūüėČ Tactile learning is fun. The key for teaching a tactile learner is to add some type of hands-on activity to each lesson you teach. If your child is a tactile learner, then your best teaching tools are hands-on learning kits. The great news: there are a lot of educational kits and hands-on activities you can use for teaching your tactile learner. One example is the paleontologist kit we used (see the picture).¬†A tactile¬†learner loves unearthing his own dinosaur bones! We […]

Aug 012013
 
Kinesthetic Learning Styles : 24 Activities for Teaching

Need 24 New Ideas for Teaching a Child with a Kinesthetic learning styles? Is your child a dynamic, on-the-go, active learner? Using kinesthetic teaching activities for kids with kinesthetic learning styles¬†will keep your¬†child interested in¬†learning. It will also make learning easier and more fun! Finding good kinesthetic activities for teaching children¬†can be a bit difficult. However, there are many ways to teach a child with a kinesthetic learning style. The chart below should give you 24 great teaching activity ideas for teaching kids with kinesthetic learning styles. This list of activities is worth bookmarking. It will help you keep your […]

Aug 012013
 
Visual Learning Strategies and Activities for Visual Learners

Does your child learn best from pictures and images? You can use¬†the visual learning strategies and activities listed below for teaching your child. The list of visual learning strategies and activities below will provide you with great ideas for teaching your visual learner. If you’re working through our multisensory lesson tutorial, you will select a Visual learning activity to add to your multisensory plan from the list below. As you recall, in the previous step you selected an auditory learning activity for your multisensory lesson. Even if you’re not working through the multisensory lesson tutorial, you can use the list […]

Aug 012013
 
Auditory Learners : Auditory Learning & Teaching Activities

If your child is one of the Auditory Learners … Have you figured out the best teaching activities to use when teaching your child? You can build multisensory lessons for auditory Learners. You can meet the specific needs of your own child too. All you have to do is select auditory learning activities to teach anything your child is going to learn. The GREAT NEWS for you is that MOST curriculum is geared towards auditory learners. Auditory learners learn best through words. That means reading, explaining, and listening to anything auditory¬†are¬†good teaching activities to use. It’s rare that a child […]

Aug 012013
 
Adaptive curriculum Making ANY Curriculum Multisensory

When it comes to adaptive curriculum for kids with learning disabilities, you can make your OWN! To adapt any¬†curriculum into a multisensory curriculum. You can look at your curriculum to assess what multisensory activities the curriculum already contains. What parts of the program are visual? Auditory? Kinesthetic? Or Tactile? If the curriculum is already in your child’s primary learning style, you should be able to use the lesson “as is.” As far as adaptive curriculum goes, you can add sensory activities for variety and to boost your child’s learning. If the curriculum is primarily taught through a learning style that […]

Aug 012013
 
Multisensory Learning Styles Lesson Creation

On a step-by-step basis, create your lessons in the following way: Determine your instructional goal (what you want your child to learn). Find a visual way to teach the lesson (images, drawing, photos, museums, experiential, etc.) Find or incorporate an auditory way to teach the lesson (read aloud, video, book-on-tape, text-to-speech, etc.) Find a way to incorporate movement or touch into the lesson (scavenger hunt, manipulatives, art, dance, hands-on explorations, etc). Teach your child the unit, using your child’s primary learning style to introduce the content, insuring your child’s primary and secondary learning styles are the most significant elements in […]

Aug 012013
 
Learning Style Lesson Planning for FASTER Learning

Multisensory Lessons versus Learning Style Lesson Planning: What’s the difference? Up until now in this tutorial, we’ve been talking about multisensory lesson planning. While multisensory instruction is the BEST means of instructing any child, you can make instruction even more effective by teaching using your child’s primary learning style. What I mean by that, is if your child is clearly a visual learner, he will learn best using pictures, images, and other visual teaching tools. If your child is a tactile learner, he will learn best using tactile teaching and learning activities. Reinforcement of concepts through your child’s secondary learning […]

Aug 012013
 
Multisensory Reading Instruction : Orton-Gillingham Programs

To create multisensory reading instruction for your child, you must first think of your learning goals. Also consider whether your child has an auditory learning style, visual learning style, kinesthetic learning style, or tactile learning style. When you have determined what you want your child to learn, you can list each of the learning styles. Then think of a way to teach your child the topic using an auditory activity, visual imagery, kinesthetic learning activities, and activities geared towards the tactile learning style. Research shows using all of the learning styles simultaneously is the most effective means of teaching. That […]