Why Multisensory Learning is important

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Please watch this brief educational slideshow to learn why Multisensory Learning is important. Couple this information with a great exhibit (www.bodyadventure.org) designed to teach kids about healthy eating and obesity and you can create a teaching/learning environment that works.

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Why Multisensory Learning is important

  1. 1. Why Multisensory Learning is important! By Allen Clouse
  2. 2. Teaching our children is one of the most important things we can do.
  3. 3. The real question is, how do we get kids to remember what they are taught?
  4. 4. First, we must engage them!
  5. 5. Second, we must communicate the main idea of our message effectively and put the idea into context.
  6. 6. Third, we must stimulate the senses of the learner to reinforce the message.
  7. 7. Fourth, we must repeat the message.
  8. 8. In summary, if we can incorporate visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli into a learning environment, we can imprint a memory. In turn, learning can be more effectively achieved.
  9. 9. The more senses stimulated, the more we remember.
  10. 10. What this means for educators and caregivers.
  11. 11. No more boring classrooms- we must engage the learner!
  12. 12. Movement and exercise is important.
  13. 13. Repeat to remember… remember to repeat.
  14. 14. Stimulate as many senses as possible to make learning occur.
  15. 15. Multisensory learning works and can imprint memories that last a lifetime.
  16. 16. References Related Reading: Clark, Diana Brewster and Uhry, Joanna Kellogg, 1995. Dyslexia: Theory & Practice of Remedial Instruction, Second Edition. Baltimore, MD: York Press. de Hirsch, Katrina, 1984. Language and the Developing Child. Goldsworthy, Candace L., 1996, Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language-Based Treatment Approach. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group, Inc. Gough, Philip B. Ph.D., 1996. How Children Learn to Read and Why They Fail, Annals of Dyslexia, reprint #141. Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association. Putnam, L. R., 1996. How to Become a Better Reading Teacher. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Merrill. Schupack, Helaine and Wilson, Barbara, 1997. The “R” Book, Reading, Writing & Spelling: The Multisensory Structured Language Approach. Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association’s Orton Emeritus Series. Torgesen, Joseph, Ph.D., 1997. The “P” Book, Phonological Awareness: A Critical Factor in Dyslexia. Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association’s Orton Emeritus Series. Vail, Priscilla, 1996. Words Fail Me: How Language Works and What Happens When It Doesn’t. Rosemont, NJ: Modern Learning Press. © Copyright 2000, The International Dyslexia Association (IDA). IDA encourages the reproduction and distribution of this fact sheet.

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