The Affective Domain

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Issue 1: Aspects of Dyslexia

 

Task 1.2 - Memory

Children with dyslexia have problems remembering. Short term memory is weak and working memory is unreliable. Remembering is an important feature in the learning process. Associated with memory difficulties are problems such as a poor concept of time, difficulties remembering instructions and inconsistency of performance.

Strategies for helping memory include rehearsal, organisation and building expert knowledge. Rehearsal is simply repeating items that have to be remembered. Organisation concerns categorising items and then using triggers, which are usually visual, to recall them. Building expert knowledge is about presenting the information in many different ways so that specific knowledge can be acquired and built on.

  • Listen to the children talking about their difficulties with memory
  • Discuss some simple methods for supporting children who have difficulty remembering things (see statement above)
  • Put the strategies you devised to support memory in to the categories on the task sheet

Task sheet AD1.2 - Memory

Type of Strategy Exemplar Other Strategies

Rehearsal


 

Mnemonics


 
 

Organisation


 

Mind maps


 
 

Building expert knowledge


 

Outside visits


 
 

Memory


Connor
Alford Academy
 

• Forgets to check homework diary



Gavin
James Young High
 

• Remembering names is difficult



Jamie
Stonelaw High
 

• Difficulty with memory is annoying



Marcus
Blackburn Primary
 

• Short term memory difficulties



Marcus
Stonelaw High
 

• Remembering names