Auditory Learner: Does the Noise Drive You Bonkers?
"Making up about 30% of the population, auditory learners absorb information best through the sense of hearing."
Doesn't that sound innocuous?
meaning: 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
I firmly believe whoever made that first statement has NEVER lived with an auditory learner! A list of common characteristics of this child always includes can't be quiet for very long. My very auditory learn never stopped talking from the time he began speaking partial sentences until he hit his teens. He even talked in his sleep.
He learned best by repeating your words. Understood the written word by reading it out loud. Understood spoken instructions (yes, you can infer that written instruction might as well have been gibberish). Sang, hum and talked to himself. Drove his siblings nuts with the disruption.
So moms, how do you maintain your sanity and encourage the other kids to accept and encourage ms or mr jabbers-a-lot?