Unveiling the Mystery of Multisensory Learning
The best way to process, learn, and store new information is to utilize multiple pathways of the brain. RITES programs and materials encourage students to see it, hear it, and do it, all at the same time, using multisensory learning techniques. Our teachers and tutors deliver instruction using all three of these channels at the same time. This ensures that memory and learning are enhanced, and overall student achievement is increased. One of the most effective proven methods of mastering new content is multisensory learning. This approach is particularly beneficial for students with learning differences, especially those with dyslexia.
Students in RITES summer programs are constantly receiving multisensory instruction. For example, Code Breakers students had some fun with shaving cream while they practiced writing letters and sight words. Each student got to spread shaving cream on his or her desk. This is a tactile, “hands-on” learning experience. Students write the words or letters (tactile) spoken by their teacher (auditory pathway), and see the letters as they write them (visual pathway.) Finally, the words were written on the chalkboard for students to see (engaging the visual system).
RITES summer students also spend time using the Lexia Core 5 literacy program on iPads. Lexia has a number of multisensory activities that reinforce the skills they’ve been working on with their teachers. In addition to gaining the benefits of extra reading, writing and spelling instruction, Lexia is great because students love the engaging, game-based activities!
To learn more about multisensory learning, check out this link from The Reading Well: A Virtual Well of Dyslexia Resources and to learn more about RITES summer programs, visit this page.
RITES’ Academic Programs: Your Student’s Success Story Awaits
Rhode Island Tutorial and Education Services’ programs include individual tutoring, small-group tutoring, and summer school/summer academic programs. Skill-sharpening courses and summer enrichment camps give students a boost in math, reading, writing, and study skills. These programs aim to build your child’s confidence in the classroom along with giving them tools to succeed.
Summer programs for kids are filling up quickly, don’t delay. Take this summer to make next year the best yet.
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