Behaviors Students May Have Who Experience Memory Difficulties and Related Learning Issues:

Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L  FAOTA

Your child may feel very different from what you think you or their teachers are seeing.  Use this checklist to help you ferret out what is actually happening.

Behaviors Students May Have Who Experience Memory Difficulties and Related Learning Issues:
(1)             Poor organization

(2)             Habitually tardy to turn in assignments

(3)             Loses books, reports, etc

(4)             Anxious

(5)             Overwhelm easily

(6)             Freezes up

(7)             Sloppy

(8)             Incomplete assignments / too brief

(9)             Works without signs of personal investment

(10)          Doesn’t follow instructions

(11)          Overdependence on aid

(12)          Very easily distracted

 

This Causes the Teachers to Assume that the Student is:

 

1)     Lazy

2)     Arrogant

3)     Disrespectful

4)     Uncaring

5)     Not Working To Potential

6)     Inattentive

7)     Excuse-Prone

8)     Rule-Breaker / Rule-Tester

9)     Uncooperative

10)   Just needs to try harder

 

What Students with Memory Difficulties are Probably Feeling

 

1)      Inadequate

2)      Awkward

3)      Unpopular

4)      Defensive

5)      Alone

6)      Confused

7)      Like “everyone” is always staring at them

8)      Angry

9)      Depressed

10)   Feeling unsafe-emotionally and physically