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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 select activities specifically for your visual learner.

If your child is not a visual learner, she will still benefit from instruction that includes input from each learning modality–as we’ve learned about in this multisensory teaching tutorial.

Thinking about the specific lesson you are designing this multisensory lesson for, write down one of the visual learning strategies or activities listed below. You can also come up with your own ideas.

Bar Graphs Flow Charts Manipulatives
Charts Concept Maps Models
Demonstrations Highlighted texts Multimedia
Diagrams Picture Flash Cards Photographs
Drawings Image-based Computer Programs Pie Charts
Educational DVDs Highly Formatted texts with bold-faced section titles, outlines, and graphically pleasing layout. Rainbow Writing
Graphic Organizers Geographic Maps Timelines
Hands-on Experiments Color-coded worksheets Webquests
Make Dioramas Field Trips Visually Rich books
Illustrations Picture Vocabulary Visualization techniques

Add the visual learning strategies or activities you’ve selected to your previously selected auditory learning activity. You will add a kinesthetic learning activity and an activity for the tactile learning style as you visit the next two pages. Adding an activity from each learning style helps build a multisensory lesson plan for your child’s optimal learning.

If your child has a visual learning style, and you missed the earlier section of this tutorial which specifically talks about teaching visual learners using visual learning activities, you may want to go visit that page before continuing in this tutorial.

Also, I want to add visual learning strategies using educational posters is a great way to provide picture-based learning. Whether you use maps, math charts, posters of various species of animals, flowers, rocks, etc., a visual learner will appreciate any visual content you can provide. If you have a highly visual learner, seeing concepts, categories, or detailed identification information on a colorful wall poster can have a huge impact on learning.

In order to make it easier for you to find such teaching tools, I have created a Learning Abled Kids’ Educational Poster store. The posters are categorized for your convenience. For each school year, depending upon what you are studying in each subject area, getting a poster or two is a great plan. Below is a sampling of educational posters. Feel free to click and visit the store to see a much wider selection.

As mentioned on the prior page, multisensory instruction is at the heart of Orton-Gillingham reading programs designed to overcome dyslexia. In addition to reading programs for dyslexia, multisensory instruction helps reinforce learning for virtually every learner.

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