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Dyslexia and the Benefits of Multisensory Learning

Part of the Understanding & Managing Dyslexia For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Multisensory learning is the kind of learning method that suits children and adults with dyslexia best. In simple terms, multisensory learning is hands-on learning that engages a few of your child’s senses (typically seeing, hearing, saying and doing) together at about the same time.

You can help your child with multisensory learning at home by having her play a lot of hands-on and physical games, say out loud the words she reads and writes and fit drawing and model building into homework assignments whenever she can. Additionally, when she first learns letters and words, have her:

  • Draw their shapes in different media, like sugar and pudding

  • Trace over them on unusual textures, like sandpaper

  • Construct 3D models of letters out of modelling clay

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