Learning Styles, Learning Differences & Multiple Intelligences

All Kinds Of Minds
A site that provides information and links for families, educators, and clinicians, regarding learning differences. They offer articles on learning differences, latest research, video clips, and video programs, books, and other publications for sale, the “Schools Attuned” program information and trainings, conferences, and events, as well as a free newsletter.

Access their free Parent Online Learning Modules for  understanding areas of learning: attention, memory, language, and  ’attuning’ as student

Art: Another Language for Learning, by Ruth Straus Gainer & Elaine Pear Cohen
Shows with real-life examples of how art helps children to learn.

Begin with the Brain – Martha Kaufeldt, M.A. Human Behavior (Educator and Presenter)
Offers information, resources, workshops and products to help all kinds of learners (and their parents and teachers) with brain compatible learning techniques.

Born to Explore — ADD
Symptoms checklist, info and resources for AD/HD

Bloom’s Taxonomy
Read about Bloom’s levels of learning, print out a downloadable Bloom’s Taxonomy Poster and other related Bloom’s Taxonomy posters and powerpoints, etc.

Blooms Taxonomy Revised Chart
Identifies key verbs for adjectives, model questions, and instructional strategies for each level of the chart.

Center for Collaborative Problem-Solving
www.livesinthebalance.org/ or  www.explosivechild.com
Provides information, evaluation, and therapy for children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Works on the theory that behavioral disorders are a type of developmental delay in processing social and emotional information. Info on books, The Explosive Child and Lost at School

Convergent and Divergent Thinking Overview
Explanation about these two different ways of thinking explained through a diagram and  definition for each, as well as a commonly-used “Uses-of-Objects’ test you can take to see your ability as a divergent thinker

Critical Thinking
Basic overview of critical thinking with definitions, attributes of critical thinkers, and how to apply critical thinking to reading.

EvoLibri – Neurodiversity Counseling
Offers individual and parent/child counseling, newsletter, online discussion, info links, and other resources, as well as teen and young adult social groups and support groups. Working with professionals, they can create a customized holistic life strategy plan that serves vocational, educational, psychological, social/emotional, and transition to independence.

The Highly Sensitive Child: helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them  -  By Elaine N. Aron

Hoagie’s Gifted Education – Visual-Spatial Learners
Lots of articles, books, and links to resources about visual-spatial learners, with techniques and aids to help them with learning, writing, and accommodations in the classroom.

How Your Child Is Smart: A Life-Changing Approach to Learning by Dawna Markova
Site offers info on Dawna, her books and other links. This book identifies the six patterns of learning and teaches parents how to help their child learn and communicate most effectively. Through simple questions, activities, and charts, parents identify their child’s pattern and learn how he or she can best be taught in school. The book also provides specific guidelines on how to help each type of learner with homework and includes a practical outline for how this system can be easily implemented in school.

‘Indigo’ Children
Find out about the books and philosophy that offer a different perspective on children who seem very different from their peers and past generations.  These children may receive labels of ADD but who are, according to the authors, highly active and who may have special gifts of a spiritual nature.

Learning Abled Kids
Information on learning differences of all kinds, as well as links to further resources on each disability label.  Also lists examples of IEP goals for copying, organization, reading, spelling, and written expression.

Learning Abled Kids Multi-Sensory Training
View this Multisensory Instruction and Learning Styles Self-paced Tutorial.  Follow this online tutorial through four main learning styles and five environmental preferences, as well as learn how to adapt or create lessons to multi-sensory learning in four subject areas.

View the Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles Model chart here

Learning Outside the Lines
Site Map has info and links for the book, DVD’s and speaking engagements by Jonathan Mooney on his experience growing up with labels of LD and AD/HD; his Project EYETOEYE program (see link below) which pairs mentors with LD students to help them learn: self-advocacy, metacognitive skills, and learning strategies and accommodations, including ways to express themselves through art; and intro to kids, parents, and teachers.

Learning Success Institute
Mariaemma Willis M.S. and Victoria Kindle Hodson M.A.
Authors of the popular book “Discover Your Child’s Learning Style: Children Learn in Unique Ways – Here’s the Key to Every Child’s Learning Success” offer their experience helping children learn by determining, and working with, their learning style, as well as: providing online or in-person learning styles assessments, coaching, homeschool programs, learning styles trainings for educators and parents, newsletter, and other resources and products for learning.

Learning Theories
Models, information, and resources on learning theories.

‘The Mislabeled Child’  and “The Dyslexic Advantage’ -  Drs. Fernette and Brock L. Eide
Nationally known clinic with information, evaluation, and treatment of the underlying neurological differences in children with difficulties in reading, writing, attention, organization, processing, and sensory issues, as well as Asperger Syndrome. Supportive school and homeschool curriculum, gifted and 2E children, and college bound dyslexics. Offers their book, ‘The Mislabeled Child.’

Mixed Signals: Synesthesia
Learn about this perceptual experience or difference noted by intertwining of senses.

Find techniques for creating mnemonics (memory tricks) when to use them, and how to do it, as well as an example for each type.

Multiple Intelligences
(then click on each type)
Excellent site on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory, listing the 9 different types of intelligence of humans. Site offers information, personal inventory, educational resources, templates, MI based unit examples, “brain” links, media suggestions for types of learners, and links to great kids websites that are examples of good teaching with MI approach.

Multiple Intelligences Chart by Teacher Vision
Useful chart listed by type of intelligence and then lists activities that ‘speak’ to each intelligence.

Comprehensive website listings and books organized by disability, topic, articles, and general categories.
Also offers a facial recognition ‘game.’

Raising your spirited child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Guide for Parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic.

“Strong-willed Child or Dreamer?  -  by Dr. Dana Scott Spears
Book on children who are ‘dreamers’ or highly sensitive and creative individuals who need special understanding and guidance.

National Center for Learning Disabilities – A Parent’s Guide to Universal Design
Read about the Universal Design concept for students and adults with disabilities, which explains that (UDL) is a “research-based framework for designing curricula—that is, educational goals, methods, materials, and assessments—that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. This is accomplished by simultaneously providing rich supports for learning and reducing barriers to the curriculum, while maintaining high achievement standards for all students.”

Visual Spatial Learners
Offers her books, “Raising Topsy-Turvy Kids’ ‘The Visual-Spatial Classroom’ and “If You Could See the Way I Think,’  as well as online articles and consultations for families and professionals on helping Visual Spatial Learners.  Also you can take a quiz to see if you or your child is a visual/spatial learner.
Quiz for Parents (about their child)
Quiz for Teachers
Quiz for Kids

Visual Spatial Resource
Offers a VS quiz, info on VS types, and suggested learning and writing techniques for these learners. Also offers books to order, including the highly regarded book, “Upside Down Brilliance,” as well as website and product lists.