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how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby 24hr-mum » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:02 pm

my child has poor short term. wat to
do?

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby iggy » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:08 pm

How short? Can try playing some memory games like card matching etc

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby Mychildren » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:53 pm

24hr-mum wrote:my child has poor short term. wat to
do?


Can u quote some examples? Maybe more examples so that the rest can give u the right antidote (solution). :wink:
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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:52 pm

actually i had her go thru a test under the brain RX program whc states she has poor working memory. she scored only 27%. but the prog too ex. a few k.

anyway real life egs of her poor memory include (she 's p4):
eg 48*3 --- she will do 8*3 but after that do 4+3 instead of 4*3. she forgot she is doing multiplication, not addition

forgot to close cupboard door after opening it
forgot to take out key from the keyhole
forgot to put clothes in the laundry basket after changing
forgot to bring home homework
but more so its her carelessness in maths.
in sch she can copy things wrongly n nver realise it , or didnt finish copying

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby iggy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:31 pm

Is she easily distracted?

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby Pen88n » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:34 pm

24hr-mum wrote:actually i had her go thru a test under the brain RX program whc states she has poor working memory. she scored only 27%. but the prog too ex. a few k.

anyway real life egs of her poor memory include (she 's p4):
eg 48*3 --- she will do 8*3 but after that do 4+3 instead of 4*3. she forgot she is doing multiplication, not addition

forgot to close cupboard door after opening it
forgot to take out key from the keyhole
forgot to put clothes in the laundry basket after changing
forgot to bring home homework
but more so its her carelessness in maths.
in sch she can copy things wrongly n nver realise it , or didnt finish copying

This can also be a case of easily distracted or not focus in task, not necessary poor memory.

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:37 pm

I have not solutions, only sympathy. My older daughter is 15yo and also has low working memory as diagnosed by an educational psychologist last year. Yes, it's very apparent in Maths! I don't remember her being too bad at daily tasks, but we are a very routine-based family, so many daily routines have been ingrained since she was very young. The only thing we do for Maths is allow her to do it in many, many steps rather than ask her to do several steps in one statement. Unfortunately, she also has low processing speed which means she is also very slow. I will probably have to think about asking for extra time in exams for her as she runs of time in timed exams.

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:48 pm

my gal has low processg speed too. if u hv $ try brain rx at leapfrog. 3500 for 30 hrs

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:49 pm

my dh find the brainrx too ex

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Re: how to improve ur child's working memory?

Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:51 pm

wkg memory n processg speed are inherited, i was told

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