Are you looking for techniques to help students with a sporadic memory? If so, keep reading.
1. Get the student to follow a regular routine (schedule) of daily activities to create consistency in their behavior pattern.
2. Get the student to repeat to themselves information just heard to help them remember the essential facts.
3. Do not require the student to learn more information than they are capable of remembering at any time.
4. Provide the student a choice of answers (e.g., more than one possible answer, multiple-choice items on a worksheet, etc.) to enable their capacity and ability to recognize the correct answer.
5. Give reminders throughout the academic environment to help the student be more successful in remembering information (e.g., rules, lists, schedules, etc.).
6. Assist the student’s use of memory aids to recall words (e.g., a name might be linked to another word; for example, “Mr. Green is a very colorful person.”).
7. Give the student sufficient chances for repetition of information through various experiences to enable their memory.
8. Daily, examine those skills, ideas, tasks, etc., that have been previously introduced to help the student remember information previously presented.
9. Get the student to take notes when instructions are being given following the “What, How, Learning materials, and On occasions where” format.
11. Find the student’s most efficient learning mode. Utilize it continuously to enable the student’s comprehension (e.g., if the student fails to understand information or instructions orally, present them in written form; if the student has difficulty comprehending written information or instructions, present them orally; etc.).
12. Give the student chances to apply new skills or information to other situations (e.g., when they learn to count by fives, have them practice adding nickels; vocabulary words learned should be pointed out in reading selections; etc.).
13. Show instructions following the outline of (1) What, (2) How, (3) Learning materials, and (4) On occasions where.
14. Ask the student a question when they are most likely to be able to respond successfully.
15. Consider using an education app to help the student enhance their memory. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.