Multi-Sensory Training

OMST (optometric multisensory training) is a therapeutic technique designed to help the brain learn or relearn multisensory filtering (processing)


Multi-sensory processing for development enhances a child’s development of multisensory processing which is a skill that first develops in the brainstem and therefore is an unconscious skill. Multisensory processing is expected to be learned well by age three so that the child can advance to the next steps of learning (movement, balance, behavior, emotional regulation, speech, cognition). The child will more fully engage in schoolwork, home and social encounters, tutoring, optometric vision therapy, and more.


Multi-sensory processing for rehabilitation helps many brain- injured patients who suffer damage to the multisensory areas of the brain, especially concussion and whiplash. Brain injury patients often suffer balance difficulties, lightheadedness, and dizziness. Other resulting symptoms include light sensitivity, nausea, unstable/blurry vision, motion sensitivity, and more. Consequently, this often causes anxiousness and other emotional effects.

  • Visual

    Sensory Input through the Eyes

  • Auditory

    Sensory Input through the Ears

  • Vestibular

    Making Sense of Movement

    Sensory Input through (body) motion