21 Strategies to Help Learners Who Find It Difficult to Remember Sequences

Are you looking for strategies to help students who find it difficult to remember sequences? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the student to keep a notebook in which they keep notes regarding appropriate sequential information (e.g., lists of things to do, schedule of activities, days of the week, months of the year, etc.).

2. Give the student a schedule of daily activities for each day’s learning activities at school.

3. Utilize several modalities to accommodate more than one learning style (e.g., visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) when presenting instructions/instructions, explanations, and instructional content.

4. Include the student in learning activities in which they can be successful and activities that will help them feel excellent about themselves. Repeated failures result in frustration and impatience.

5. Give the student additional learning activities that require the use of sequences to enable their capacity and ability to remember sequences.

6. Clarify instructions and expectations before assigning a task.

7. Get the student to question any directions, explanations, or instructions they do not understand.

8. Take into account the student’s age and experience before expecting them to remember long sequences of learning activities.

9. Urge the student to ask people to repeat portions of a conversation he or she was unable to follow.

10. Train the student to ask themselves questions (e.g., “What’s next?”) to keep themselves focused on tasks/projects.

11. Urge the student to avoid ingesting any substance (e.g., drugs, alcohol, cold remedies, etc.) that might further alter their capacity and ability to remember.

12. Train the student to carry a notepad at all times and to write information down to help them remember.

13. Make sure that your remarks are in the form of constructive criticism rather than criticism that could be perceived as personal, menacing, etc., (e.g., instead of saying, “You always make the same mistake,” say, “A better way to do it might be … . “).

14. Get the student to ask for help when they need it.

15. Minimize the emphasis on competition. Competitive learning activities may cause the student to omit appropriate steps in a task.

16. Create a timeline for finishing a project. Expect the student to meet each deadline to finish the project on time.

17. Jot down oral instructions. Cross each step off as it is finished.

18. Practice sequential memory learning activities daily. Practice those sequences that the student needs to memorize (e.g., essential telephone numbers, addresses, etc.).

19. Urge the student to create an understanding of themselves and their surroundings. Train the student to periodically step back and ask themselves, “Am I on-task and following the appropriate steps?” “What should I be doing now?”

20. Support the student in developing a flowchart of the steps appropriate to finish a task.

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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