How does your child learn?
The 'one size fits all' approach does not work with anybody, especially children who are learning at a much quicker rate than adults do.
We compare this problem with trying to fit a square peg into a round hole - It just won't fit!
This is as applicable to all children, including those with additional needs. Unless you really understand a child, you will not be able to connect personally and ensure that the education is sufficiently individualised.
Which is why we have built our knowledge of Schemas and Learning Styles to ensure that we understand why children favour certain behaviours and how we can use this to help them develop quicker.
Dorset have helpfully published a list of Schema, some of these behaviours you may already see in your child.
If we see transporting behaviours, such as moving items from room to room, we can use this to build an activity that improves numeracy and literacy, while at the same time moving items from place to place.
The three main learning styles are Visual, Kinaesthetic and Auditory.
You are likely to have a favoured style yourself, but will likely show traits of all three.
This helps our team consider how best to interact with each child, so that the child gains the most from the interaction.
Learns through watching, for learning to make sense they need to see, visualise and illustrate.
Co-ordinated and athletic, they like to take things apart and put them back together. Movement and touch are important.
Learns through listening and talking, sometimes they won't appear as if they are listening, but they have finely tuned listening skills.