Memory is the ability to understand, store and recall information. All learning depends on memory.
Brainwaves move at over 150mph. A brain receives information, sorts it and will ignore what it doesn’t need. 70% of what we learn in a day is gone in 24 hours….unless you really try remember it and practice!
How we remember is strongly linked to our senses. For example, some people learn through their visual senses because they have strong connections to their visual memory. Memory is improved when learning is multi-sensory, by seeing, doing, writing down, and listening.
Tips To Improve Memory
Some of these suggestions will work for your child or young person, but not all of them. Try a few out at a time to see which ones work best.
Verbal instructions can sometimes be harder to remember if there isn't a written reminder. Here are some ways to help your child remember verbal instructions.
Children's Occupational Therapists work with children from birth to 18 (or 19 if attending Complex Need schools). If your child or young person is under the Occupational Therapy teams, you can speak to them about any questions you may have.
If you think your child requires specialist support, please speak to their GP.
If you have any questions about your child or young person's general health or development, you can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
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