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VAKT Method Presentation
Transcript of VAKT Method Presentation
Questions Posed about VAKT
Example of VAKT in action:
Who developed it?
Cullums, S. (Photography). (2012 December). Cognitive Learning
with Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Tactile, and Multi-sensory Learning, and Academic Performance in the Classroom. Retrieved from: http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/gfx/media/pdf/SCullums_MRP.pdf
by Tonya Bobinac &
What is the Target Population?
What does it promise?
University of California
Students who have failed to learn to read through other instructional methods or who have difficulty learning phonetically irregular words.
What is the Theoretical Grounding?
Who delivers instruction?
Movies & Videos
Maps, Charts, Graphs
Lectures & Speeches
Books on Tape
Music & Songs
Models & Dioramas
Letter Tiles, Scrabble
Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts
How long are students generally in the program?
What do VAKT supporters and detractors say about it?
What research has been done on the program and by whom? Toward what end?
"Learning Styles-Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Tactile (VAKT)-Learning
Abled Kids." LearningAbledKids.com N.p., n.d. Web 28 May 2013. http://www.learningabledkids.com/home_school_info/learning_styles.html
Thorpe, H.W. (1981). The effects of the kinethetic-tactile
component of the VAKT procedure on secondary LD students' reading performance. Psychology in the Schools, 18(3), 334-40.
Not all students learn the same.
A remedial reading method that relies on as many of the child’s senses as possible to reinforce learning.
Multi-sensory techniques are frequently used for students with Learning Disabilities because it engages students on multiple levels.
Provides structure and support for struggling students.
Multi-sensory, systematic and provides direct instruction for the student
VAKT is built upon language development and the student’s experiences or interests.
Encylopedia of american education. (2011). Retrieved 05/31, 2013, from
1-Ask for Student's interest
2-Select a word to learn
3. Write the word
4. Model word tracing
5. Trace the word
6. Write word from memory
7. File the word
8. Type the word
Student learns by:
-looking at word
Works on pronouncing words
Selecting interesting books with unknown words
Student begins to recognize known words
Student begins to take interest in unknown words
Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles (VAK). (2011). Retrieved
05/31, 2013, from http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/styles/vakt.html
Traditionally classrooms are based in this format:
Grades K-3 learn Kinesthetically
Grades 4-8 learn Visually
Grades 9-College learn Auditory
VAKT supports encourage usage of all styles throughout the grade levels
This depends on the school system and how the teachers operate.