Multisensory means just what it sounds like, using the visual, aural, tactile, and kinesthetic senses to teach.
By tapping into the different senses, you create a more concrete and complete learning experience for your learners.
By teaching learning concepts using two or more of these modalities at the same time, you are delivering a multisensory approach.
Some may think that multisensory methods are only useful for students with SpLD, but research has shown that almost all students can gain great benefit from multisensory teaching.
What's more, research has also shown that by ensuring you address all learning styles, you can be sure that every student in your class is specifically catered for.
Key benefits of the multisensory approach are:
- Increased learner engagement
- Generating a greater capacity for learning
- Encouraging a greater knowledge transfer
- Improved attitudes towards learning
- Greater student achievement
All Axis Hands On resources are perfect for students with:
- Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Specific Learning Difficulties (including dyslexia)
- Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
Multisensory for older learners
We remember 20% of what we read, 30% of what we hear, 40% 0f what we see, 50% of what we say, 60% of what we do and 90% of what we see, hear, say and do.
It is not always possible to provide all four elements but it would be useful to audit teaching approaches and consider how many elements are present.
Maria Montessori pioneered this approach in the early twentieth century with young children, who naturally learn by seeing, hearing, touching/feeling, tasting, and smelling.
Multisensory teaching is effective at any age. However, age-appropriate resources for secondary students and adult learners have been almost impossible to source. Until now. We really do believe that multisensory teaching techniques coupled with the use of Axis Hands On resources offers your students Better Ways to Learn.