Thursday, September 8, 2016

VKAT Multisensory Learning | Multi-sensory Spelling

Multisensory Spelling and Vocabulary Learning Strategies | Spelling and Reading Made Easy When It's VKAT Multisensory Learning! Visual, Kinesthetic, Auditory and Tactile!

Multisensory integration or multimodal integration is the quickest
way to learn new information and or retain information using the inclusion of all sensory modalities, Visual, Kinesthetic, Auditory and Tactile, and Emotional. Working memory is a core executive function that is critical to classroom learning, it is the cognitive system that is responsible for the transient holding, processing, and manipulation of new information. 

VKAT Learning Strategies Develop: 
  • Working Memory
  • Visual Sequential Memory & Auditory Sequential Memory
  • Verbal Short-Term Memory
  • Accelerated word, vocabulary, and spelling acquisition
  • Listening Comprehension
  • The ability to follow verbal directions 

Paired Students stand up and study, think pair share, gesture, and discuss ELA concepts using VKAT Multisensory Learning Strategies!
  • Student A has list of study words, academic vocabulary, or spelling words: Reading buddy reads the spelling or vocabulary word aloud
  • Student B: listens and repeats the spelling or vocabulary word aloud
  • Student A: divides or breakdowns the syllables in the word 
  • Student B: listens and chunks and says the number of syllables aloud 
  • Student A: air spells the word, or spells word on palm, or on the table while saying the letters and states number of letters in the word
  • Student B: listens and air spells the word on palm, in the air, or on the table or and tactile surface available while saying the letters and states number of letters in the word
  • Student A or B: uses the word in an easy to understand sentence using hand gestures for individual words or ideas and then the reading partner repeats the sentence, contextual exemplar, or definition.          
  • Student A: Learning buddy breaks the word down into phonemes and creates a mnemonic vocabulary or spelling aid! 
  • Student B: listens and breaks the word down into phonemes and creates a mnemonic learning aid! (wed-nes-day, BELIEVE Never believe a lie.)
  • Use your body to act out the words
  • Use pictionary or word improv

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