Characteristics of Learning Disabilities

Memory Deficits

Continued from Learning Disability defined

The following is a list of memory deficits often noted in students with a learning disability:

  • Often doesn't remember what was seen, heard or shown.
  • Has difficulty with remembering sequences in directions or instructions.
  • Often forgets the pronounciation of frequently used words, spelling is weak.
  • Sight vocabulary is weak and reading is often slow to develop.
  • Difficulty with items that need to be memorized - facts, speeches, rhymes etc.
  • Often appears forgetful.
  • Expressive and receptive language is weak.
  • Rarely uses appropriate nouns, refers to that thing, or you know.
  • Often repeats the same errors
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