Are you looking for strategies to improve your child’s memory power? If so, keep reading.
- Get the learner to highlight or summarize information that should be remembered.
- Get the learner to repeat to themselves info just heard to help remember the information.
- Make sure the learner is not required to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.
- Make sure the learner has sufficient chances for the repetition of information through various experiences to enable memory.
- Draft an agreement with the learner 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 learner for demonstrating short-term or long-term memory skills based on the duration of time the learner can be successful. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the duration of time required for reinforcement.
- Praise the learner for demonstrating short-term or long-term memory skills: (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges, line leading, passing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.), or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
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