I studied each of my struggling learners, and over time, they taught me how they learned. One thing I learned is how content reaches a child’s brain varies from child to child. Over time, I learned to teach in ways that utilized several pathways to the brain so that all my kids had an equal opportunity to learn.
How can you really know to what extent the learning experience will be truly multisensory for your child? Because learners are all different, the most excellent learning experiences, the most effective learning activities, are going to be the ones that utilize components from all three modalities at one time.
From the very beginning, we taught letter sounds, not letter names. While this was a real sticking point to many teachers at first, in time it became clear why we did this: children were not confused with too many facts before understanding the process of reading.