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Knowing how your children learn and process information best can help when it comes to choosing the right school. All schools have similar approaches in supporting students with different learning styles; however, the emphasis of certain programs and philosophies may vary among schools.


Children with a more predominant auditory learning style process language-based information well. They enjoy talking, sharing information and contributing to discussions. When they hear information, for example on television and radio, they can repeat it with ease.
 

Child-specific advice on choosing a school based on learning styles
Learn how choosing the right type of school crucially depends on kids' learning styles and preferences, such as whether they're a conventionalunconventional, independent, or collaborative learner. We also explore how school choice is informed by kids' other unique traits, such as their mental and academic focussocial tendencies,  and activity level.

To customize over 350 school profiles with insights unique to your child's traits, create a child profile through an Our Kids user account.

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Visual learners can interpret visually based information like graphs and charts with ease. They often like mazes, puzzles, patterning games and Lego. They do better when instructions are written out and they can follow along.

Recommended schools include:

Kinesthetic/tactile learners process information more through interactions. They learn by doing rather than by only listening. They like to play computer, board and electronic games.

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—Psychologist Dr. Ester Cole, psychoeducational consultant Dr. Kathryn Ages and Tamara C. Larson, educational consultant for Concordia High School, helped develop the chart. The chart and online questionnaire are not scientific methods of determining the learning styles and recommended types of schools for children. Experts recommend that parents do more research and consult with teachers and other professionals.
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