21 Hacks for Kids Who Have Difficulty to Remember Sequences

Are you looking for hacks for kids who have difficulty remembering sequences? If so, keep reading.

1. Praise the learner for remembering sequences based on the number of times they can be successful. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the length of the sequence required for reinforcement.

2. Praise the learner for recalling sequences: ( a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).

3. Get the learner to orally repeat directions, explanations, and instructions after they have been given to reinforce retention.

4. Get the learner to be responsible for helping a peer remember sequences.

5. Provide a consistent daily routine (schedule) in the classroom.

6. Provide the learner with short sequences (e.g., two components, three components, etc.) to remember. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the length of the sequence.

7. Stop annoying or anxiety-producing situations from happening (e.g., do not place the learner in a competitive situation that requires sequencing skills).

8. Teach and practice various strategies to remember steps in a task: • Repetition, • Mnemonic, • Acronym, • Association.

9. Do not require the learner to learn more information than they are capable of remembering at any time.

10. Teach and have the learner practice listening for crucial information when they are being given instructions or receiving information (e.g., write down main points, ideas, step-by-step instructions; etc.).

11. Provide information to the learner on a one-to-one basis or use a peer tutor.

12. Create a rule (e.g., your time and follow sequential instructions). This rule should be consistent and followed by everyone in the classroom. Talk about the rule often and reward the learner for following the rule.

13. Let the learner record information from lectures and make notes from these recordings.

14. Give written reminders of task sequences.

15. Assess the degree of task difficulty to ascertain whether the learner will require additional information, sequencing models, time, assistance, etc., before starting a task.

16. Get the learner to find the main characters, sequence the activities, and report the outcome of a short story they have just read.

17. Show new skills. Let the learner practice hands-on learning of new skills.

18. Make instructions important to the learner. Attempt to relate instructions to past experiences.

19. Get the learner to sequence the learning activities that occurred during a field trip or special event.

20. Praise those students in the classroom who remember sequences.

21. 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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