August 23, 2017

Using a Light Table to Inspire Learning



Whether your child may have Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder or any other issues that may create a learning delay, a light table can be a useful tool to inspire your learner.

When I started teaching my special needs daughter, I noticed how her sensory needs overshadowed her drive to learn.  Thus, I started researching how to meet her sensory needs alongside learning instruction.

Once I started looking at light tables, I knew I had found the perfect learning tool. Light tables are a natural draw for kids, and learning on them makes basic tasks much more engaging and fun.

Here are 4 ways a light table can help in teaching a child with sensory needs:

1.  Light tables can engage and bring a new dimensions to a repetitive task

This is a picture of the same activity, one without the light table and one with.


2.  Light tables can bring tracing and writing to life on a reusable platform

You can take any workbook page, overlay it with a transparency sheet, 
and thus transform it for use with a light table.


3.  Light tables can transform tasks to exploratory hand-on activities

Whether your child is sorting, adding, or even spelling the light table can 
help your learner interact with and explore the concept on the board.


4.  Light tables make learning fun and entertaining

Who does not like to learn when things are entertaining?  We all prefer that.


Dawn’s Recommendations for Light Table Materials



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