Barbara Scheiber & Jeanne Talpers
In Unlocking Potential
- Need to see it to know it
- Strong sense of color
- May have artistic ability
- Difficulty with spoken directions
- Overreaction to sounds
- Trouble following lectures
- Misinterpretation of words
- Use of graphics to reinforce learning -- films, slides, illustrations, diagrams, doodles.
- Color coding to organize notes and possessions.
- Written directions.
- Use of flow charts and diagrams for notetaking.
- Visualizing facts or spelling of words.
- Prefers to get information by listening -- needs to hear it to know it.
- Difficulty following written directions.
- Difficulty with reading.
- Difficulty with writing.
- Inability to read body language and facial expressions.
- Use of tapes for reading and for class and lecture notes.
- Learning by interviewing or by participating in discussions.
- Having test questions or directions read aloud or put on tape.
|Haptic / Kinesthetic / Hands-On
- Prefers hands-on learning.
- Can assemble parts without reading directions.
- Difficulty sitting still.
- Learns better when physical activity is involved.
- May be very well-coordinated and have athletic ability.
- Experiential learning (making models, doing lab work, and role playing).
- Frequent breaks in study periods.
- Tracing letters and words to learn spelling and remember facts.
- Use of computer to reinforce learning through sense of touch.
- Memorizing or drilling while walking or exercising.
- Expressing abilities through dance or drama.