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MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION OF DYSLEXIC LEARNERS

by Anna Sawa

Memory and concentration of dyslexic learners

 
Two  of the general dyslexia symptoms in primary school are poor memory and  short attention span. As a teacher you have to take into consideration  some difficulties connected with these weak points of your students.


 
MEMORY OF DYSLEXIC LEARNERS

 
Because  of poor memory dyslexic students often experience difficulties with  learning sequences (e.g. days of the week, numbers, months of the year,  alphabet). They also cannot remind well-known words, so if they are  asked to translate the word they often do not answer immediately. In  connection with the above they may encounter problems with remembering  and automatic applying spelling and grammar rules. Therefore, they often  have problems with expressive writing and fluency in speech.



CONCENTRATION OF DYSLEXIC LEARNERS
 

 
Dyslexic  students often have difficulties with concentration. They may get  easily distracted, bored and become mentally tired, especially during  long monotonous tasks (e.g. grammar exercises, reading, repetitions).  They may also encounter problems with listening that requires not only  good concentration span, but also memory and auditory perception and  processing.

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