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Use One or More Types of Learning Styles to Identify Your Child’s Learning Needs

The most common learning styles model is the Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile model, or VAKT Learning Styles model. Other learning styles models explore additional learner preferences or dimensions. These other Types of Learning Styles can be valuable for refining your teaching skills and optimizing your child’s learning.

Other Types of Learning Styles : The Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles Inventory

The Dunn and Dunn learning styles inventory considers a person’s environmental, emotional, physiological, psychological, and social preferences. The Dunn and Dunn Types of Learning Styles are excellent for considering a variety of your child’s learning needs.

The Dunn and Dunn learning styles inventory is very inexpensive and it will help you provide an ideal learning environment for your child. Your child’s learning preferences can make the difference between a functional or non-functional learning environment. This is especially true if your child has sensory integration difficulties.

To learn more about the Dunn and Dunn Types of Learning Styles, visit our page that has another level of detail in the graphics. You can find their learning styles inventory test at the website.

Other Types of Learning Styles : Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory

Another widely accepted learning styles model is the “Multiple Intelligences” model.

Types of Learning Styles

It was created by Howard Gardner and classifies learners by their strengths in nine Types of Learning Styles :

  • Linguistic Intelligence.
  • Logical/Mathematical Intelligence.
  • Musical Rhythmic Intelligence.
  • Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence.
  • Spatial Intelligence.
  • Naturalist Intelligence.
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence.
  • Interpersonal Intelligence.
  • Existential Intelligence.

There is a graphic that illustrates the different types of learning styles in Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence model on my Multiple Intelligence page. There are also resource links there for determining your child’s Multiple Intelligences.

Other Types of Learning Styles : The Learning Abled Kids’ Learning Styles Reference Page

Because there are several other pages on this website that discuss various learning styles, provide resources, and lists of activities, I won’t repeat them here. However, for your easy reference, I thought I’d include a link to the Learning Styles Index page with direct links to most of the other pages. You can find the Learning Styles Index Page here:

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