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The mission of Saint Clare
School for Special Education

is to educate children with learning differences

Our Approach

Multi-Sensory Educational Techniques

Children with processing and memory issues benefit from learning concepts in multiple ways. When teachers develop lesson plans, there will be a component of multi-sensory processing in each unit of study, and the method of evaluation may also be something other than traditional testing, such as a project, model, or auditory evaluation.

“If a child is not learning in the way you teach, change your teaching strategy and teach the child in the way he learns!”
Multisensory teaching techniques and strategies stimulate learning by engaging students on multiple levels.

Multisensory techniques encourage students to use some or all their senses to :

• Gather information about a task

• Link information to ideas they already know and understand

• Perceive the logic involved in solving problems

• Learn problem solving tasks

• Tap into nonverbal reasoning skills

• Understand relationships between concepts

• Perceive the logic involved in solving problems

• Store information and store it for later recall

Multisensory techniques could be used to assist a child in his / her learning :

• Visual reasoning and learning

• Tactile

• Kinesthetic methods

• Learn problem solving tasks

Using a multisensory teaching technique means helping a child to learn through more than one sense. Most teaching techniques are done using either sight or hearing (visual or auditory). The child’s sight is used in reading information, looking at text, pictures or reading information based from the board. The hearing sense is used to listen to what the teacher says. The child’s vision may be affected by difficulties with tracking or visual processing. Sometimes the child’s auditory processing may be weak. The solution for these difficulties is to involve the use of more of the child’s senses, especially the use of touch (tactile) and movement (kinetic). This will help the child’s brain to develop tactile and kinetic memories to hang on to, as well as the auditory and visual ones.

Students with learning difficulties typically have difficulties in one or more areas of reading, spelling, writing, math, listening comprehension and expressive language. Multisensory techniques enable students to use their personal areas of strength to help them learn. They can range from simple to complex, depending on the needs of the student and the task at hand.

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Saint Clare School for Special Education

270 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-11/12, Singapore 588211

Nearest Bus Stop: 3 mins walk
Buses available at the nearest Bus Stop: 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961.

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