A Learning Style is the optimal way in which a child concentrates, learns new concepts and memorises information.
Learning Styles are more than Left-Brain / Right Brain
You will find many “tests” on the Internet, tests that promise to tell you whether your child’s left brain or right brain is dominant. That’s not a Learning Style, that’s just Information Processing.
Learning Styles are more than VAK
You will also find assessments that tell you whether your child is visual, auditory or kinesthetic. But will they make a distinction between visual as in watching (TV, other children) or visual as in reading (instructions, textbooks) or visual as in visualising the new material in their imagination? Will they check whether “kinesthetic” actually means external, internal or tactile?
Please see our LSA Pyramid for a complete list of the sensory modalities which may form your child’s learning preferences.
What You Can Do
Does your child think best in the morning or in the afternoon? Do they need a formal area in which to study? Will they learn quicker if they listen to soft learning music? Have a look here to find out.