How to improve your memory

Jul 16

How to improve your memory

Auditory memory is highly correlated with achievement and learning and although auditory memory capacity is genetically determined, and therefore unlikely to change, it is possible to improve academic performance by improving the efficiency of existing capacity using memory intervention techniques.   Fundamental to the ability to recall information are the...

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Auditory Memory: In one ear and out of the other?

Jul 09

Auditory Memory: In one ear and out of the other?

The frustration of talking to children where information goes “in one ear and out the other” is common to both teachers and parents. But for children with a poor auditory memory, this statement is pretty close to the truth. Auditory Working Memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks such...

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LEARN TO LISTEN

Jun 20

LEARN TO LISTEN

  If you believe that your child has learned to “tune you out,” then you need to break the habit. Let him know that both of you have developed a bad habit and you want to break it! Tell your child that you will make a request just one time, and you will expect him to listen and follow directions. Then, stick to your guns! Breaking bad habits is not...

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Listen Hear!

Jun 11

Listen Hear!

One of the biggest complaints that I hear from teachers as children enter a more formal learning environment, is that the children do not know how to listen. I am not talking about the children with Auditory Perception Difficulties or the children with any form of hearing loss. Neither am I referring to the “selective listening” behavior displayed by most...

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Early Signs of Reading Difficulties

Jun 03

Early Signs of Reading Difficulties

Children develop at different rates. While some children with foundational literacy difficulties will catch up to their peers, children who make slow early progress often need extra help. If they don’t get it, they can experience delays in literacy development which ultimately impacts on their academic success.   There are some early signs that your child...

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Teach your child to read

May 23

Teach your child to read

Children are miraculous! They are born with an innate knowledge of language. BUT children are not born with an innate knowledge of reading. They need to be taught that text is read from left to right and that words are separate from images. Although learning to talk and read are two distinct domains, they are also intricately related. Early language skills are linked...

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