This is also referred to as amnesia which is a failure to recall information which could arise from a failure to register some occurrence (e.g., from lack of attention), a failure to store it (by a process usually called consolidation), or a failure to retrieve from previously stored memories.
Young children especially with learning difficulties experience memory problems in their day to day tasks. Some characteristic traits include:
- 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
Adults also experience memory deficits, and this challenge affects their performance at work. Older adults are especially prone to dementia experience memory deficits.
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