Multi Sensory Approach


Different strategies will suit different learning styles.

These can be split into different categories.


  • Audio tapes of notes and books.
  • Mnemonics to remember spellings.
    • Working with a partner or group to go over information and discuss topics.
    • Reading letters and words out loud.
    • Split information into small chunks and repeat the sounds to consolidate.
    • Do not overload the working memory by giving too many instructions at one


  • Diagrams.
  • Matching pictures to words. Draw images of information.
  • CDs and videos.
  • Use mind maps or similar techniques for planning.
  • Flow charts.
  • Colour coded notes.
  • Word banks.
  • Work sheets rather than copying from the board.
  • Word search.





  • Use movement to stimulate memory.
  • Active learning – try out ideas and theories in action.
    • Draw out diagrams.
    • Use games.
    • Use of keyboarding.






Those experiencing dyslexic type difficulties benefit from a MULTI-SENSORY approach.

A variety of strategies would be used having considered the specific needs of the individual pupil

The aim will always be to promote and encourage independence (as far as reasonably possible) by the time the pupil leaves Balfron High School.

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