15 Strategies to Help Students with a Sporadic Memory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. When the learner 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 learner. Remembering is more likely to happen when the content is important, and the learner can relate the content to real experiences.

14. Correlate the information being presented to the learner’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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