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Multisensory learning and dyslexia

Some tips on multisensory learning approaches for the classroom

As students with dyslexia struggle with information particularly that which is written, try to consider creative ways of presenting information. Using a multi-sensory approach will benefit not only your students with dyslexia but also make it fun and engaging for your other students too.   

Examples of multi-sensory activities for the classroom include:


Writing letters and words

  • Place either shaving foam, hair mousse or sand in a large tray and encourage your students to write letters with their finger or a stick.

  • Use beads or Lego to create letters



  • Identify words and use hopscotch or jump rope for children to spell out words.



  • Take your class on a letter hunt around the school and ask them to look for certain letters or words. You can also use this for numbers too.

  • As your students progress their reading, you can set up scavenger hunts around the school where the children need to collect and read clues.