September 2011 Blog Posts
Learning Styles are a scientific miracle cure capable of addressing many problems a child experiences at home and at school, such as homework aversion, being disruptive, being bullied, underachieving. Sometimes, however, learning difficulties are not simply a result of a mismatching learning style.
Sensory Processing Dysfunction
Dysfunction of sensory processing is a neurological problem with processing sensations. Children interpret sensation from the environment or from their bodies in an inaccurate way: sensory-seeking, sensory-avoidance and dyspraxia. All three variants have to be diagnosed by a specialist and are usually treated using sensory integration therapy (a fun process in a sensory-enriched gym with lots of...
The Question of Creativity
Is homework in your household creative? Creativity is the ability to produce something new, to generate unique ideas and solutions. The process of creating should be a fun energizing activity. Is homework in your household fun and energising? It should be. It can be. With the help of learning styles.
Kinesthetic - the child learns better through own physical experiences:
· Bake a cake together to teach conversion from grams to kilograms.
· Pantomime or act out a history lesson.
· Play a board game to discover new facts.
· Take a field trip to the...
Asthma is more than a respiratory condition that causes difficulty breathing. The latest research conducted by Canterbury University (New Zealand) shows that children with asthma are more likely to fall behind with their reading after a year of school than children without asthma. Asthma is now a recognised physical learning disability, alongside visual impairments and hearing issues.
Unlike wearing glassess to combat short-sightenessd, however, suffering from asthma has no easy medical solution. Fortunately, learning disabilities caused by asthma can be overcome with the help of learning styles. It's really as easy as 1,2,3:
Let your child answer...
What can you change to achieve a better environment in which to be a parent? Think about your daily schedule and about your house, in the context of your Working Style preferences.
· If you hate early mornings, can your partner take the early parenting shift?
· If the bright house lights make you see red, it’s a good investment to change them, before they affect your health and the well-being of those around you.
· The mess is the biggest problem for you? Then make one room in the house a no-go zone for the children: the kitchen, your bedroom,...
Yes, we do walk the walk as well as talk the talk! For those of you out there who enjoy watching videos (this translates to a preference in external visual input and external auditory input on the LSA Pyramid), we've collected the following clips:
a TV interview with Barbara Prashnig in USA about the power of Learning Styles;
a report from Forbury School;
a clip from Te Puna about the learning environment;
a clip from Wellington High School in Australia;
Personal Learning Power.