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  • Writer's picturePaloma Forde

Dyslexia – Why Multi-sensory Learning Works

Updated: May 8

Multi-sensory learning engages multiple senses simultaneously, reinforcing the connection between visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways. This approach proves particularly effective for individuals with dyslexia, as it caters to diverse learning styles.

In traditional education, the emphasis is often placed on just visual and auditory learning. However, dyslexic learners may struggle with these conventional methods. Multi-sensory techniques, on the other hand, recognise the need for alternative pathways to information processing.

By incorporating touch, movement, and other sensory experiences, multi-sensory learning helps dyslexic individuals grasp and retain information more effectively. For instance, using textured materials or incorporating hands-on activities can enhance letter recognition and spelling.

Multi-sensory learning creates a supportive environment for dyslexic learners, fostering confidence and motivation. When information is presented in a variety of ways, individuals can discover their own strengths and preferences, leading to a more personalised and effective learning experience.

By recognising and accommodating diverse learning styles, educators and learners alike can unlock the full potential of those with dyslexia, fostering a more inclusive and empowering educational landscape. Together, let’s make this happen!

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