14 Strategies to Help Students Improve Their Visual Memory

Are you looking for strategies that help your students improve their visual memory? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the learner to read and follow one-, two-, and three-step instructions.

2. Get the learner to listen and take notes for “Who, What, Where, On occasions where, How, and Why” when ideas are presented.

3. Utilize several modalities (e.g., auditory, visual, tactile, etc.) when presenting instructions, explanations, and instructional content .

4. Give the learner auditory signals to help them remember the information previously presented (e.g., say keywords, give a brief oral description to clue the learner, etc.).

5. Cut images from a cartoon strip. Present the images to the learner in the correct sequence. Shuffle the images and ask the learner to place them in the correct sequence.

6. Get the learner to play concentration games (e.g., matching numbers, words, symbols, etc., by turning them over and remembering their place).

7. Show instructions following the outline of (1) What, (2) How, (3) Learning materials, and (4) On occasions where.

8. Minimize visual distractions by isolating the information that is presented to the learner (e.g., cover other information on the page, expose only a portion of an image at a time, etc.).

9. Find the learner’s most efficient learning mode. Utilize it continuously to enable the learner’s comprehension (e.g., if the learner has difficulty comprehending written information or instructions, present the information orally).

10. Record stories, instructions, etc., so the learner may listen to the information while reading along.

11. Spotlight essential information the learner reads (e.g., instructions, reading tasks, math word problems, etc.).

12. Minimize the amount of information on a page if it is causing visual distractions for the learner (e.g., less print to read, fewer problems, isolate information this is presented to the learner, etc.).

13. Give the learner more than one exposure to the visual information prior to requiring them to remember it.

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

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