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Application 3.4:
Individualizing strategies for adult learners

Adult learners (family members and colleagues) have preferences for processing new information and learning a new skill. Table 3.1 identifies three categories of learning strategies for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners.

Review Table 3.1 and consider:

1. Which strategies have you tried with family members? Colleagues?

2. Do you have one or two strategies that you use most frequently? Why? What are the outcomes?

3. Are there other strategies you use to help family members and colleagues acquire new information and skills?

Table 3.1 - Visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning strategies for adult learners



Visual learning

Auditory learning

Kinesthetic learning

Caregiver observes EI provider

Caregiver summarizes feedback from EI provider

Caregiver keeps journal of actions and reflections

Caregiver observes peers

Caregiver narrates actions watching a video

Caregiver practices actions

Caregiver watches video

Caregiver listens to audiotape

Caregiver demonstrates actions to others

Caregiver reads an article and/or looks at illustration

Caregiver calls another caregiver

Caregiver joins support group or visits another caregiver


Adapted from Hanft, Rush and Shelden, 2004



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