Multisensory Reading Instruction

multisensory2Multisensory 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 On-Track’s standard practice. On-Track’s tutors provide a customized approach to multisensory reading based on each individual student’s needs and learning style.

Multisensory Reading Programs

Through years of reviewing research and using many of the Orton-Gillingham-based programs we have determined that Wilson Language Training and Lindamood-Bell programs most closely align with our philosophy of teaching and learning.

Wilson Language Training®

Wilson is a provider of research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. Barbara Wilson, the founder of Wilson Language Training (WLT), recognizes the need for intense,  continuous teacher training in order to maintain professional standards and implement the programs with fidelity. We have found the Wilson Reading System® (WRS), and the professional learning certifications associated with it, to be most teacher and student friendly with lots of “kid appeal”. On-Track’s “Wilson tutors” have received advanced WRS training and many are WRS Level II certified.


Lindamood-Bell programs develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension. The Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program has been heavily researched to be one of the best for improving reading comprehension, and, as such, is one of our “go-to” methodologies. The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®) is essential for students who have been diagnosed with phonological dyslexia. This unique multisensory approach helps with reading, speech & spelling for students requiring this type of intervention.

Supporting students of ALL abilities.

Through multisensory reading instruction, On-Track tutors engage students in activities that use sight, sound, movement and touch to help beginning readers, as well as students with reading difficulties, master concepts.

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