This section will help you identify how your child fits into the various broad-range of learning categories as defined by formative cognitive skills testing.

Your current opinion of your child's learning style and achievement level may not be accurate. It is only through the testing and evaluation process can this be gauged and determined.

The primary learning pathways are visual and auditory (listening). Visual and listening short-term memory must process into long-term memory. They must be integrated for learning comprehension. This is the basis for understanding. (McGrew, 2005; McGrew & Woodcock, 2001: The Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-educational Battery. 2006. Chicago: Riverside Pub.)

There are many other pathway inputs, such as touching-tactile, and body movement, called kinesthetic, and intuition-feeling, but limited, tested classroom methodologies exist incorporating these avenues of learning into basic skills and advanced knowledge learning. Yet, more integrated methodologies applying multiple senses continue to emerge through the educational sciences, arts, and learning applications.

Subsequently, the focus will be on the primary visual and auditory-listening learning pathways.

Follow the links to understanding information processing, visual and then auditory information processing. Finally, at the end of the section, we will discuss where you can go for help.