Auditory memory involves being able to hear and process key information that is presented verbally. Put simply, we need to store it in our mind and then recall it when required. It involves many skills including those of attending and listening, as well as processing and storing then recalling. We might sometimes become frustrated when children cannot remember simple things we share with them but it is a key skill that must be learnt and it can be improved. We can use many strategies to help children with auditory memory.
Here are 8 ways to help children with auditory memory:
- The child should have their hearing checked by a medical practitioner.
- When the child is required to recall information, provide auditory cues. For example, Remember when we spoke in the playground….”
- Provide visual cues when the child is required to recall auditory information. For example, a calendar, symbols and tables of information.
- When the child is required to listen, have them read along or follow directions in a printed format.
- Provide special instructions and hints about what the child should be listening for prior to delivering information.
- Stop on regular occasions when reading a story to ask questions and check for understanding about key aspects such as the plot, main characters and events.
- Communicate using simple, clear and concise language that matches the child’s ability.
- Have the child prepare for tests using mind mapping structures such as “Who, what, when, where, why and how.”
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