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what's your learning style?

everybody has a preferred learning style. knowing and understanding our learning style helps us to learn more effectively. this is particularly true for ld/ad(h)d people because of their different ways of learning. through identifying your learning style, you will be able to capitalize on your strengths and improve your self-advocacy skills.

 

learning styles self-assessment

a) score each statement in the columns below by giving yourself the appropriate number:
  1 very little like me
  2 a little like me
  3 like me
  4 a lot like me
b) click on the "submit" button at the end of the questionnaire to see your score!
1. i feel the best way to remember something is to picture it in my head
2. i follow oral directions better than written ones
3. i often would rather listen to a lecture than read the material in a textbook
4. i am constantly fidgeting (e.g. tapping pen, playing with keys in my pocket)
5. i frequently require explanations of diagrams, graphs, or maps
6. i work skillfully with my hands to make or repair things
7. i often prefer to listen to the radio than read a newspaper
8. i typically prefer information to be presented visually, (e.g. flipcharts or chalkboard)
9. i usually prefer to stand while working
10. i typically follow written instructions better than oral ones
11. i am skillful at designing graphs, charts, and other visual displays
12. i generally talk at a fast pace and use my hands more than the average person to communicate what i want to say
13. i frequently sing, hum or whistle to myself
14. i am excellent at finding my way around even in unfamiliar surroundings
15. i am good at putting jigsaw puzzles together
16. i am always on the move
17. i excel at visual arts
18. i excel at sports
19. i'm an avid collector
20. i tend to take notes during verbal discussions/lectures to review later
21. i am verbally articulate and enjoy participating in discusions or classroom debates
22. i easily understand and follow directions on maps
23. i remember best by writing things down several times or drawing pictures and diagrams
24. i need to watch a speaker's facial expressions and body language to fully understand what they mean
25. i frequently use musical jingles to learn things
26. i often talk to myself when alone
27. i would rather listen to music than view a piece of art work
28. i need to actively participate in an activity to learn how to do it
29. i frequently tell jokes, stories and make verbal analogies to demonstrate a point
30. i frequently touch others as a show of friendship and camaraderie (e.g. hugging)