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THUNDERBOLTS 17TH EPISODE delivered value With "VAK – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic” lessons

POSITIVE THOUGHTS CONSULTING & TRAINING SOLUTIONS presented its 17th Episode of THUNDERBOLTS, on 14th November 2021 @6:00 PM IST through ZOOM as well as showcased on “FACEBOOK LIVE” on the official page of “POSITIVE THOUGHTS”.

Members joined from different parts of the world to witness this Blockbuster Training Session.

Positive Thoughts Family is a Global community from PAN India and almost 45 different countries, on a mission to learn, connect, share, and bridge the gap between Brands/Organizations/Nations and will work on the Mission of Empowerment for” STRESS-FREE EDUCATION & LIFE.”

This Elite Executive community is for all the like-minded Positive People from all across the globe who want to share, Inspire, and help each other grow their successes together by empowering one another.

For the Seventeenth Episode of THUNDERBOLTS, Ms Yvonne Dalorto from Spain was invited to speak on the vital topic “Dyslexia, SEN & Emerging Special Needs in the post Pandemic Classroom”.

The Trainer, Ms Yvonne Dalorto is an International Educator, Professional Jolly Phonics Trainer, Content Writer, Curriculum Developer & Author of the McMillan Early Years Path (M.E.L.P.), Runner-up for the British Council ‘EITons’ Award. She is also the International Advisor of Positive Thoughts from Spain. She has extensive experience in contributing to the growth of students in India as well as Globally.

The show was hosted by Ms Christine D’Costa. She is an International Teacher Trainer, Curriculum Developer, Soft Skills Trainer, TESOL & Voice and Accent Trainer, Founder – Morning Star Pre-Primary School & CESA Academy. She is also the Public Relations Manager of Positive Thoughts. She began the session by wishing everyone a Happy Children’s Day and took the audience to childhood days by singing ‘Have You Got a Sunshine Smile?’. She highlighted the awards, accolades, partnerships and the work being executed by Positive Thoughts to bring change to the world. Moving ahead, She introduced Dr Gaurav Sharma, the Founder & CEO of Positive Thoughts & Co-Founder – 28 Credentials of Entrepreneurs, Malaysia. She added how he is spreading positivity and building a community of like-minded people filled with motivation and satisfaction.

She enthusiastically introduced the Trainer of the eve, Ms Yvonne Dalorto and began with praising her work. She added that ‘Progress isn’t always measured on paper’. The only special need for everyone is to be loved and accepted just the way we are.

Ms Yvonne Dalorto started by stating that she is a teacher and she always thinks that ‘Despite however much we think we know, there’s always much more to know. She added that she would be giving everyone a perspective on the journey of a child, so that if we get it right at the beginning what a BIG difference it could make. She mentioned the new NEP (National Education Policy) being introduced in India and added that this would bring a more inclusive reflection of learning.

She continued that she loves sharing information and began the conversation-starting from pre-pandemic to post-pandemic. She asked the audience to contribute about the losses as well as what one has gained from the pandemic. She mentioned that as a teacher she gained contact with teachers and students whom she might have never been able to reach out to and missed her presence in the classroom.

She highlighted that with those children with disabilities, we as a teacher have to be more concerned and there are many more disorders that limit the attention of the child. The parents of these children take more time to accept and sometimes it becomes very late. Such children are easily distracted and have a short attention span. They face difficulty with understanding the language, concepts, vocabulary and may have difficulty in social interaction and behaviour. She shared a slide that require special learning styles. She added that in this pandemic time, children were majorly receptive and open to online options only.

With the "VAK – Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic” module she stated that every individual is using one or more than one learning style to understand. If we as a teacher do not understand and use different modes of learning style then we would have children failing to understand and hence losing attention and participation in the classroom.

With the help of a slide presentation, she contented ‘Why teaching in a multisensory way works’ and said that all children benefit from multisensory instruction to stimulate learning pathways. However, the use of multisensory instruction is critical for a child who struggles to learn; almost always making the difference between success and failure.

She said 70% of learning happens by what we speak.

The connections of nerve cells help us in kinesthetic activities as left and right sides of the brain and both sides bring out our logical and imaginative process. What we see and what we hear makes a story connection.

During her session, she also talked about:

The letter is not made understood in time, the child may mirror the image or miss out on the kinesthetic module.

How children learn letter shapes, manage the information, and understand shapes moving ahead from lines.

Diagnosis for Dyslexia and strategies required,

Do bilingual kids have the same weaknesses in both languages

She emphasised Emerging Special Needs, Age and development of children and then observations as this would help teachers as well as the parents to have appropriate information and the methods and strategies the child would need to overcome the lack of skills.

At last, Dr Supriya Kumaravelan (Co-chair of Positive Thoughts) gave the vote of thanks to Ms Yvonne Dalorto for giving her precious time on Thunderbolts. The virtual felicitation was done then by the certificates to the Trainer Ms Yvonne Dalorto and the Host Ms Christine D’Costa.

The session ended with the note of Dr Gaurav Sharma who also applauded Ms Yvonne Dalorto and said that the Positive Thoughts family is proud that it constitutes people like her who are sharing valuable insights. He also invited every member to join the Positive Thoughts family to join the upcoming Golden Jubilee session this Wednesday ‘17th Nov’ 2021.

It was an Incredible, Insightful, Inspiring and Interesting Session.

The article is written by Mr Dr Deepak Shrivastava (Content Manager of Positive Thoughts)

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