On a step-by-step basis, create your lessons in the following way:
- Determine your instructional goal (what you want your child to learn).
- Find a visual way to teach the lesson (images, drawing, photos, museums, experiential, etc.)
- Find or incorporate an auditory way to teach the lesson (read aloud, video, book-on-tape, text-to-speech, etc.)
- Find a way to incorporate movement or touch into the lesson (scavenger hunt, manipulatives, art, dance, hands-on explorations, etc).
- Teach your child the unit, using your child’s primary learning style to introduce the content, insuring your child’s primary and secondary learning styles are the most significant elements in the lesson.
- Have FUN! Learning outside of textbooks is more meaningful and more engaging. It enhances long-term retention of the information.
To plan your lessons effectively, you may want to download and print several copies. Use the Multisensory Lesson Planning worksheets we’ve created. These guides will help you with lesson planning until the process of developing multisensory lessons becomes second-nature for you.
Multisensory Lesson Planning Word Document format (25K) (opens in new window).
Multisensory Lesson Planning PDF Format (57K) (opens in new window).