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
Building expert knowledge