Sunday, October 24, 2010
Like most kids with Down syndrome, Matthew is a visual learner, meaning he learns best by seeing. In some ways, he is also a kinesthetic learner, meaning he learns by doing. We trying to increase his auditory processing skills too so he can learn better by listening or hearing.
I usually tailor my activities to match his learning style. Here's a video of one of my improvisations. I found a free app for the iPhone called "I Hear Ewe". It has recorded real-life sounds of farm animals, wild animals and modes of transportation. I use it to bring pictures to life by showing Matthew a flashcard of the animal as I tap on my iPhone for the sound. Matthew enjoys it. And when he's enjoying an activity, he's learning!