Learning Strategies for a child with ADHD
Parent/Educator: “There are three states of a matter, can you name them?”
Child: “Is that a bird on that branch, if I jump high enough, will the earth go down?”
As a parent of a child with ADHD, we are often faced with frustrations and challenges while educating the child. She is fidgety, hyperactive, and distracted. As educators, we attempt to devise learning strategies for the child. And in the process, we are often exhausted as it is a difficult task. It is hard to unravel the mind of a learner who learns differently. But, before we try to uncover resources that may help the child with ADHD, let’s acknowledge that every child learns differently. Understanding a child’s learning style is the biggest service that we can give to the learners.
After thorough research, Educational Scholars classify learning styles into the following broader categories:
Visual Learners learn best when presented with graphics, symbols, charts, and other aids used in visualization hierarchy. Their brain can process information presented as a whole instead of monotonous texts. They are deep thinkers and internalize the information that is rich in visual references.
Auditory Learners learn information best presented to them vocally. They look for modulation of vocals, often deciphering the pitch of the educator's voice and build inferences. They read information out loud, to hear it before committing it to their synapses.
Kinesthetic Learners have a complex learning style. They manipulate and touch educational materials to gain a deeper understanding. They are hands-on and engage multiple senses simultaneously to process information. Children diagnosed with ADHD often perform better with Kinesthetic learning techniques.
Tensor Cards Promote multi-modal learning styles for young children.
Tensor cards are built with a deep thought process. These cards are created in vibrant colors and graphics and provide visual and kinesthetic aids to children who are diagnosed with ADHD. The cards promote unconstrained thinking philosophies and are especially a great benefit for such children as they are less prone to design fixation.
When parents and family members are visually and vocally engaged in goals of the Tensor Card Game, they also offer what a child ADHD needs most - a well-adjusted learning tool that helps her focus on things that are very exciting for her.