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Multisensory Structured Language Teaching

MSL Support for Students with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties

Multisensory learning is the simultaneous stimulation of two or more of the sensory receptors. When using a multisensory approach, teachers use sight, hearing, touch, and movement to encourage a greater connection between language, letters and words.  Utilising a multisensory approach when teaching language encourages retention and recall of language concepts. 

Our MSL qualified teacher, Tia, provides MSL sessions for students of all ages. These sessions focus on structuring language learning in a systematic way that builds each concept on prior learning.

Using a MSL approach strongly benefits students with dyslexia or those students who struggle with literacy. 

Children are encouraged to say the sound as they trace the letters and write the letters as they build a word, while saying the sounds. 

Lessons are 50 minutes long and include the 6 essential components of reading/literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing.

Each student is required to undergo an assessment to determine their strengths and areas to improve. This information is used to create a customised learning plan.