15 Strategies to Help Learners with a Sporadic Memory

Are you looking for strategies to help students with a sporadic memory? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the student to record essential information that they should remember.

2. Show information orally if the student has difficulty remembering written information.

3. Get the student to highlight or summarize information that should be remembered.

4. Utilize concrete examples and experiences in sharing information with the student.

5. Teach the student to recognize main points, essential facts, etc.

6. Make sure the student has sufficient chances for repetition of information through various experiences to enable memory.

7. Show information to the student in the most concise manner possible.

8. Minimize distracting stimuli when the student is trying to recall essential information.

9. Teach the student to rely on resources in their surroundings to recall information (e.g., notes, textbooks, images, etc.).

10. Give auditory signals to help the student remember information (e.g., keywords, a brief oral description to clue the student, etc.).

11. Get the student to make notes, lists, etc., of essential information to carry with them at all times.

12. When the student is required to recall information, remind them of the situation in which the content was initially presented (e.g., “Remember yesterday when we talked about . . . ” “Remember when we were outside, and I told you about the . . . ” etc.).

13. Make the content important to the student. Remembering is more likely to happen when the content is important, and the student can relate the content to real experiences.

14. Correlate the information being presented to the student’s prior experiences.

15. 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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