Are you looking for strategies to improve your child’s memory power? If so, keep reading.
- Get the student to highlight or summarize information that should be remembered.
- Get the student to repeat to themselves info just heard to help remember the information.
- Make sure the student is not required to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.
- Make sure the student has sufficient chances for the repetition of information through various experiences to enable memory.
- Draft an agreement with the student stipulating what behavior is required (e.g., following one-step instructions, two-step instructions, etc.) and which reinforcement will be implemented when the agreement has been met.
- Praise the student for demonstrating short-term or long-term memory skills based on the duration of time the student can be successful. As the student shows success, slowly increase the duration of time required for reinforcement.
- Praise the student for demonstrating short-term or long-term memory skills: (a) give the student a concrete reward (e.g., privileges, line leading, passing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.), or (b) give the student an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
- Consider using an education app to help the student enhance their memory. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.