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 5/16/13  Wanting Info on Kinesthetic Learning:
Hi, I stumbled upon your website, and am wondering if you have any information on colleges that support or are outstanding at teaching kinesthetic learning style?

  5/16/13 Judy
Some colleges offer support or special programs for students with learning disabilities. Some kinesthetic learners also have learning problems. Two other possibilities are:

1. There are certain fields of study that involve active learning: vocational schools cover things like electricity or electronics, auto repair, cosmetology, cooking, etc that would be easier for kinesthetic learners. In most colleges, there are more active classes like science classes with labs, Physical Education, theater, etc.

2.  You cannot to expect classes to be taught for students with kinesthetic or any other kind of learning styles. Most classes involves listening to lectures and reading textbooks and other materials. But learners can learn to use study or memory methods that do match their learning styles.

All students should try to strengthen all of their learning styles. This makes it easier to understand and remember. Visual memory is stored in the visual part of the brain. Auditory memory is stored in the auditory part of the brain, etc.

2 Responses to Q&A

  1. Alice says:

    Hi Judy,

    I was going through your blog, and I need some help and suggestions regarding my son’s college admission. he is a slow learner, and finished his schooling. I wish that some one could guide me in right direction.

    Thanks,
    Alice

    • Judy says:

      Thanks, Alice, for your question. While a longer more detailed response was sent to Alice, my general suggestions include these.
      1. Begin by knowing your goals (or your child’s goals). Do they require college? Perhaps a community college would offer programs that would help you reach your goals.
      2. If you really want to go to a four-year college – especially if it is an expensive college – do yourself a favor if you don’t have the skills you need. Go to a community college to take the “developmental classes” to improve your skills in reading, writing, and math. It will save you a lot of money.
      3. If you have a learning disability, check out how much support you can get at the college you might attend. If your are dyslexic like my son, you should definitely consider schools with a four year program of support for students with dyslexia. Tony, my son, attended Curry College, just outside Boston, and their wonderful support made it possible for him to succeed.
      Judy

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