In the talk “The Student Who Cannot Learn Like the Others: Discovering and Developing the Strengths of a Unique Mind”, we discussed the diversity and complexity of learning styles. This one hour talk was meant to challenge the common view that students challenged in learning have “disorders”, and provide evidence that a unique way of thinking that can be advantageous and successful in other aspects of their lives outside of the classroom. Our viewpoints on learning styles, and how we educate our learning diverse children about why they face challenges in the traditional classroom have an enormous impact on their self identity and confidence. We as parents have the responsibility to better understand our child’s learning challenges, and to advocate and work together with the school and other parents so that they can experience success.
We did not have enough time to get into more details about how to help such students in the classroom, and in addition to copies of the handouts that were available at the talk, I am also including references to other books and articles that provide many ideas of how to accommodate unique learning styles in the classroom. I am including references to the 3 most common challenges to unique learning in the classroom: ADHD(ADRS), Dyslexia(Legasthenie), and Autism(Autismus). However, if you would like any other references to other learning styles, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Included in the list of handout references:
and the presentation shown on 28 May 2018 (15MB pdf download)
Informative Web Sites for all forms of Learning Styles:
Patricia Napiorkowski Lubbe
International Psychotherapy Practice Frankfurt
U.S. Board certified MD in Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Heilpraktikerin eingeschrankt fur Psychotherapie (German certified psychotherapist)