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100 Powerful Learning Specialist and Educational Therapy Materials

This week I wanted to tell you about my online store, Good Sensory Learning. I’m Dr. Erica Warren, and I established this site so I could share all the materials that I have created over the last 20+ years as a learning specialist and educational therapist. When I first began my private practice, Learning to Learn, I had great difficulty finding fun and multisensory materials for my students that were effective and engaging. So back in 2005, I made it my mission to design and distribute high-end, remedial products as well as memorable, motivating lessons that bring delight to learning. If you would like to try a free sampling of my activities , CLICK HERE . How Are the Products Organized at Good Sensory Learning? You can download my Free Printable Catalog or you can browse the site using the grey “search all products” bar in the top right of any page with keywords such as dyslexia, working memory, and executive functioning. What’s more, drop down menus in the red banner allow you t

Exposing Students to the 12 Ways of Learning

Many know of the four common ways of learning: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic. But did you know that students need to be exposed to even more ways of processing information too? Going multisensory is essential these days and presenting instruction that teaches to all 12 ways of processing, as described in the Eclectic Teaching Approach, can help prepare your students for a successful future of life long learning.
multisensory teachingThe other 8 ways of learning include:
1) Sequential Learning: teach students how to order information alphabetically or numerically.
Teach with timelines, successive instructions, outlines, and keep materials organized.
2) Simultaneous Learning: teach students how to categorize materials by similarity.
Web information, define and discuss main ideas and details, and use flow charts and diagrams.
3) Verbal Learning: teach students how to process ideas aloud.
Provide opportunities for students to process ideas verbally through one-on-one or group discussions.
4) Interactive Learning: teach students how to work with others.
Collaborate with your students on projects or classroom ideas, offer collaborative assignments and allow students to work in groups.
5) Logical/Reflective Learning: teach students how to think about and make connections to what they are learning.
Offer time for students to work independently and process ideas internally. Free writing activities and journals can exercise this modality.
6) Indirect Experience Learning: teach students how to observe and learn from a demonstration.
Offer vicarious learning experiences.
7) Direct Experience Learning: teach students how to learn in their environment.
Lead discussions about what students are learning in the “real world.” Inform them about educational opportunities available in our communities and local cities (museums, aquariums, historic sites …) and take them on field trips.
8) Rhythmic Melodic Learning: teach students how to use songs and rhythm to learn information.
Share music that defines a time period or mood, use melodies to help student memorize information, and play educational music.
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Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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  2. Hi Deirdre: Bravo! Every voice counts. Contact your congress person and express your concern. Try to be as specific as possible. You can also find groups on the internet where you can participate in conversations. Finally, you can attend conferences. For example, the Omega Institute is having a Mindfulness and Education Conference in Rhinebeck, NY from July 27-29. This would be a wonderful place to learn about new ideas and make connections. Perhaps I will see you there! I'm going to post a short blog on this today. Thanks for igniting this discussion.


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