What is Multisensory Learning (or AVK)?

What is Multisensory Learning (or AVK)?

Multisensory learning happens when more than one sense is used to acquire and retain information. Learning is typically categorized into three modes or types: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.

1. Auditory learners acquire information best when it is presented verbally- by listening. They succeed best when directions are read aloud, by listening to and giving speeches, and when information is presented and requested verbally.

2. Visual learners acquire information best when it is presented visually- by seeing. They succeed best when directions are written, by writing things down, and when information is presented in pictures, movies, diagrams and charts.

3. Kinesthetic learners acquire information best when it is presented in a way that can be touched and experienced- hands-on. They succeed best by participating in field trips, science labs, using manipulatives (blocks, felt, props), and by being actively involved in some type of activity.

Every person has a different learning style with one mode usually a strength, but we all usually learn best when information is presented using a combination of all three modes called Auditory-Visual-Kinesthetic (AVK) learning.

Step By Step Learning® works with school districts to implement a comprehensive evidenced-based approach to literacy that includes assessment, effective classroom instruction techniques, collaborative problem-solving and evidence-supported multi-sensory (AVK) intervention models to ensure all students succeed in reading. Through a professional development model that includes ongoing coaching and mentoring support, Step By Step Learning® crafts a unique implementation strategy for each local district.

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