“The sense of touch allows us to make a better connection between sight and hearing and therefore helps adults to learn to read.”

That’s the beginning of a new article in Science Daily . It reports on a recent study and concludes that “these results, published March 16th in the journal PloS One, should improve learning methods, both for children learning to read and adults learning foreign languages.”

It’s an interesting concept, and it’s a part of the Picture Word Inductive Model, which is an instructional strategy I use a lot with Beginning English Language Learners. In PWIM, students touch the words as they learn them.

I have to admit that I didn’t really understand most of the article, but the parts I did understand were interesting.