Key Principles of Multisensory Instruction

  1. Children need to be able to attend to a lesson before they can learn from that lesson.
  2. Recognizing the organizational needs of a child's internal sensory system will help you teach more effectively.
  3. Rather than define students by labels that designate specific sensory strengths, such as "tactile or visual learners", understand that we all have different strengths and needs and benefit from learning in different ways.
  4. Using a multisensory approach with all of your students is more effective and realistic approach than designing an individualized sensory approach for each child or groups of children. From: Multisensory Strategies (by E. McIntosh)