Problems with working memory — the ability to keep in mind the information you need to complete a task — affect kids both in and out of school. But there are things parents can do and strategies kids can learn that can help them succeed, even if it doesn’t come automatically to them.
Get to know your child’s limits
If you’ve given your child what feels like a reasonable set of instructions, but he keeps getting off track, it’s a good sign that he’s reached the limits of his working memory. Tuning in to when — and how often — he starts to lose the thread will help you get a clearer picture of your child’s capacity to hold information. Once you know where his limits lie, you’ll be able to use that as a guide for giving effective directions.
Process of Change @ SKILD
- Complete Psycho-educational Assessment.
- Parent Education in the specific areas of the child’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Student Empowerment and education about his/her strengths and weaknesses.
- Teacher Partnership with SKILD professionals to implement recommendations for accommodations and modifications within the academic setting.
- Remedial Special Education Sessions with SKILD special educators.
- Speech and Language Therapy with a SKILD speech and language therapist.