Enhancing Auditory Learning in Children - Useful Techniques
By Andrew Loh
Children with an excellent auditory skill can do well in certain
areas of life. With this wonderful ability, they can derive a number
of benefits and advantages. Some of these advantages are:
Remember facts: Remembering facts, figures and statistics
come naturally to an auditory learner. They have an impeccable
ability to associate spoken words with real life scenarios. They can
also use word association ability to remember facts and figures.
Proven research suggests that auditory learners can easily extract
information from their subconscious minds.
Record lectures: Auditory learners are very good in recording
lectures in their classroom, especially when they are studying in
higher classes. They may also like to record music lessons, so that
they can recite the tones and lines when they are in their home.
Watch videos: Auditory learners are the masters of
comprehending the meaning of plays and dramas. In fact, they are
very good in recording videos of live shows like an opera or
Accumulate facts very easily: Auditory learners are very good
in accumulating facts and details of a classroom. They can also
reproduce these facts and figures with their wonderful reciting
Note: These are just some of the benefits that an auditory
learner can derive in his or her day to day life. However, an
auditory learner can also get many benefits other than the ones
What is auditory learning?
It is a teaching method that focuses on children, whose classroom
learning style is tuned more towards comprehending and assimilating
details of lessons through hearing, rather than by writing. Most
learners learn in a visual way. However, auditory learners can
easily learn by using a method called audio stimulation. (Audio
stimulation is the act of energizing the learning center of the
brain by sending audio pulses). In many cases, audio stimulation
could be the second most important method used for encountering and
Audio learners help individuals to retain lessons of a classroom in
a meaningful way, because they try to memorize the lessons in the
classroom itself, thereby saving time and energy. It is possible to
absorb more information and data provided through a lecture or an
audio presentation. Identifying audio learners could be a difficult
task. Because, they can recall past experiences with a particular
emphasis on what they heard from other people rather than what they
actually saw. Auditory learners can perform two tasks at the same
time; just watch your children doing their homework, as they listen
to their favorite music.
Today's teaching methods are vastly improved and streamlined to
cater to the basic demands of an auditory learner. These methods
help a learner to be more efficient in both auditory and visual
learning abilities. Learning by writing, visuals and listening can
enhance a child's brain in a significant manner. In a traditional
classroom, a teacher will not only write lessons on the blackboard,
but also speak in a loud voice to hammer home the salient points in
a meaningful manner.
It is possible to train your children in learning their lessons by
enhancing auditory skills. It is also possible to teach your
children the basics of auditory skills by introducing a number of
tools and gadgets. Here are some of the basic methods and techniques
that can help your children develop auditory skills:
Talk to your children everyday about their classroom lessons and
homework. Let the conversation be verbal. Ask your children to speak
out aloud while talking. Give specific instructions by using a firm
voice. As soon as you help your children in their homework, ask them
to repeat what they have just learned. Verbal repetition can
reinforce learning in an effective manner.
Arrange a debate competition among your children and family members.
Give them topics of their own choice and ask them to speak on them
at least for five minutes. Once everyone speaks, initiate a team
discussion among the children to deliberate and discuss on who spoke
and on what subject.
Encourage your children to listen to meaningful music. Let the music
be light and easy going. Small children may like to listen to
rhymes, while elder children can listen to the music of their
choice, especially western classical and light instrumental.
Introduce your children to audio books that provide great stories in
a spoken language. Audio books can help one to learn grammar and how
to speak. Some of the greatest children books are now sold and
supplied in an audio format like MP4 CDs.
Encourage your children recite their lessons in a loud voice. When
your children read their lesson loudly, they can comprehend the
meaning in a better manner.
There are many other methods that are little bit complicated and
difficult for children, because of their tender age. Auditory
learning is very good for your children, as they can become
extremely effective in their communication skills. However, remember
that auditory learning is just one of the other natural techniques
of developing one's intellect and intelligence. Make sure that your
children also become good and well versed in other sensory skills
like visual ability.
The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters
By Timothy Rasinski, Carol Flexer and Theresha Boomgarden-Szypulsk
The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplication Matters is a
tour of the myriad ways people use sound to learn. Learn
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in school, home, and therapy settings. This 144-page field
guide takes the reader through the science, then provides
practical suggestions for real-world use of the WhisperPhoneŽ.
The last half of the book consists of short, fun exercises
to improve literacy using the WhisperPhoneŽ in the school
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many practical techniques that will enhance and master
learning by using sounds.