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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 with a true auditory learning style has difficulty learning through typical school books. If your child is an auditory learner and struggles with learning from books, it’s probably due to a cognitive issue. Problems like working memory, processing speed, attention and focus can affect learning. If that’s the case, you can improve learning by using a cognitive enhancement program.

When you’re planning or starting a new lesson, write down one of the ideas listed below for teaching auditory Learners. You can also come up with your own ideas for teaching auditory learners. Using singing, audio books, and rhymes are some of the most fun learning activities.

Competitive Beesauditory Learners (Spelling, Geography, etc). “Walk and Talk” for memorization. Rhythmic Clap and Tap Spelling.
Audio Books. Mnemonics. Role Playing.
Debates. Mock Trials. Story Telling.
Educational DVDs. Music (Making songs or tunes for memorization). Talking Books.
Expressive Reading. Plays or Skits Text-to-Speech software
Flash Card Drills. Poetry (Making rhymes for memorization). Use background music or “white noise.”
Interviewing. Read Alouds. Walk while listening to Audio Books.
Lectures. Reading. Writing.

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

After you’ve chosen an auditory learning activity, go to the next page to chose a visual learning activity. That is, you can move forward if you want to build a multisensory lesson for your child.

By choosing learning activities from each of the learning style options, you will be creating a multisensory instruction lesson plan. Multisensory teaching is the most effective way to reach most learners, including auditory learners.

Let me say also, Multisensory Instruction is the instructional method that is at the heart of Orton-Gillingham reading programs designed to overcome dyslexia.  Thus, if your child has dyslexia and requires an Orton-Gillingham reading program, it is critical that you understand multisensory lesson planning.

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