Multisensory Structured Language: Content & Principles of Instruction
MSL Programs: Content and Principles of Instruction
The goal of any multisensory structured language program is to develop a student's independent ability to read, write and understand the language studied.
According to the National Teacher Education Task Force of The International Dyslexia Association (formerly Orton Dyslexia Society) multisensory structured language programs should include the following content and be taught with the following principles of instruction.
|Principles of Instruction|
|Content: Structure of the English Language|
|• Phonology and phonological awareness||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|• Sound / symbol association: visual to auditory, auditory to visual, blending and segmenting||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|• Syllables: types and patterns for division||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|• Morphology: basewords, roots, affixes||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|• Syntax: grammar, sentence variation, mechanics of language||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|• Semantics: meaning||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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