Short-Term Memory (Gsm)


The ability to apprehend and hold information in immediate awareness and then use it within a few seconds.   
The ability to encode, maintain, and manipulate information in one’s immediate awareness.


Recommendations for Accommodations
  •   Keep oral directions short and simple.
  •   Have student paraphrase directions to ensure directions are understood
  •   Provide compensatory aids: written directions (procedures and assignments)lecture notes or                   arrange for peer-shared notes, built in pauses during direct instruction to complete study guides.
  •   Provide visual cues for the directions or steps to be followed.
  •   Teach memory strategies (e.g., chunking, verbal rehearsal, visual imagery).
  •   Provide time and coach the student in how to spend time studying and rehearsing information during         instructional down time and at home.