One of the most important challenges teachers face in life is teaching or imparting knowledge to students who are a bit slow to learn or are struggling a bit with their education. Different students have different paces and speeds on how they understand whatever knowledge or skill the teacher is trying to pass across in class. In recent years, the school curriculum has come up with ways on how all the students can get to understand and learn more easily in class without some having to lag behind for whatever reasons. This is through multisensory learning which basically involves the multiple areas of the whole brain during the learning process which develops more literacy skills on the students. This can be through using sight, hearing, movement and or, touch. Some of them are decoding which applies knowledge and application of letter-sound relationships and this helps students learn to recognize and pronounce different words, spelling, which helps students read the word out loud before writing it in order to better their pronunciation and how they spell them.
One advantage is that multisensory learning helps students develop good memory in class. This is when you use various techniques to impart something and the student will always remember once they see something related to what was used to pass the message or knowledge across.
In relation to that is that it develops a sense of critical thinking in that the student will have to critically think on what they see relates to and have to carefully remember what ties around what they see.
Another advantage is that the brain of the student is enhanced and able to form new connections in life and this mostly works when the student starts learning from a young age. The brain is able to think more critically and outside of what they necessarily need to learn.
It also helps to reduce stress in a student because they are able to learn at their pace, using the most reasonable ways of learning to develop the brain for example through reading the words out loud in order to better their spelling skills. This definitely helps promotes their mental and physical relaxation.
Multisensory learning also improves the confidence of the student and they are able to feel at per with those who learn a bit more easily and fast. Through their pace and modes of learning, they are able to do almost similar activities and this helps improve their communication and sharing abilities.
It also helps other parts of the brain develop rapidly, parts of the brain that are underutilized and this generally improves how they perceive things and relay information thereby improving their quality of life.
Lastly, it also improves the students’ engagement in class and they are able to concentrate over longer periods of time because they are certainly enjoying learning. It helps students look forward to learning because it makes the learning process easier for both the teacher and the student. It also helps create a positive attitude of the student towards education and learning.