Lesson 12 - Learning Styles Illinois State Library
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Adaptations for Visual Learners
- Make work visual.
- Use charts, graphs and tables.
- Have the learner take notes.
- Highlight important information.
- Write down anything important.
- Tape record important information.
- Pay attention to the learner's immediate environment.
- Their attention will tend to be where their eyes are.
- Make sure they do not look directly out the door or window.
- Keep them actively participating.
- Ask questions.
- Ask the learner about their auditory preference.
- Some visual learners work better with music in the background.
- Think on paper.
- As you work with the learner, write down goals and the steps to each goal.
- Work on one thing at a time.
- Visual learners may find it difficult to work and talk at the same time.
- Write factual materials over and over to help memorize
- Visual learners will retain what they write better than what they hear.
- Use visual techniques.
- Techniques such as mind mapping, story mapping or clustering allow for visual processing of material.
- Keep pencil and paper handy so they can write.