Multisensory Learning

3 Primary Learning Modalities Every Person Uses

Learning modalities are the ways in which we physically take in, process and remember information.  Learning modalities include:

  • Visual (65% of adults): prefer pictures, graphs, charts, and diagrams to make sense of information

  • Auditory (30% of adults):  prefer sound and verbalization

  • Kinesthetic (5% of adults):  need to interact with information

All people start out as kinesthetic learners. Babies explore the world through touching and tasting their world. Children typically become more visual and auditory learners as they grow older and throughout their school years – learning by what we see and hear in addition to what we are physically able to touch. &