12 Ways to Help Kids Remember Sequences

Are you looking for ways to help kids remember sequences? If so, keep reading.

1. Reward other students in the classroom for following appropriate steps in tasks.

2. Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain (a) if the task is too easy, (b) if the task is too complicated, and (c) if the duration of time scheduled to finish the task is sufficient.

3. Utilize written/oral repetition to aid in the retention of information.

4. Inform the student what to listen for when being given instructions or receiving information.

5. Separate a sequence into units and have the student learn one unit at a time.

6. Teach the student to use environmental means to remember sequences (e.g., calendar, dictionary, etc.).

7. Teach the student to use associative signals or mnemonic devices to remember sequences.

8. Get the student to repeat to themselves information just heard to help them remember the essential facts.

9. Urge the student to use a smartphone for phone numbers, reminders, and messages.

10. Urge the student to use visual reminders (e.g., attach a note to a backpack, place a self-adhesive note on the inside of their locker, etc.).

11. Get the student to work with a peer who can successfully follow the appropriate steps in tasks.

12. Consider using an education app to help the student enhance their memory. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

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