Multisensory reading instruction is crucial for beginning readers and those who have been diagnosed with reading difficulties. Through multisensory instruction, students engage in activities that intentionally use more than one sense at a time, such as sight, sound, movement and touch, to help them connect language to words and master concepts. In the world of reading, most of the multisensory programs are founded in the principles of Orton-Gillingham — an approach highly regarded by educational researchers and practitioners through the decades. Since the development of Orton-Gillingham, many multisensory programs have come into the educational marketplace. Many districts & schools have adopted programs such as Barton, Spalding, Slingerland, S.P.I.R.E., Wilson Language, Lindamood-Bell, etc. — all multisensory language programs with variances in teacher training, materials, and approach of delivery.
With struggling readers, multisensory instruction delivered by a highly qualified tutor is OTT’s standard practice. On-Track’s tutors provide a customized approach to multisensory reading based on each individual student’s needs and learning style.