I usually have the patience for questions, asked multiple times a day. Actually, I’ve spent years trying to encourage and build a foundation of there-are-no-stupid-questions; so ask me anything! But, I tend to lose patience when I’ve answered the same question many times and the recipient of the answer doesn’t seem to be paying attention, or I’ve given instructions, that seem to be received with understanding, only there is no follow through.
I’ve handled it in different ways, over the years. I have had ears checked, on occasion, to make sure I wasn’t missing a physical ailment that was causing a hearing problem. I would give fewer instructions at a time, and have the child repeat my list, or I’ve dictated my list and had my child write it. I’ve even disciplined for the lack of focus – write this sentence, 20 times, “I will do my best to pay attention when I’m being spoken to, and I will focus on the tasks assigned to me.” Yes, I did! Admittedly, it was great for Penmanship practice, but that’s about all.
Recently, I discovered that this may be a fairly common auditory processing issue. Realizing that I’m not being ignored, or directly disobeyed, goes a long way to assist my patience, and helps me to be more tolerant and understanding. I also have an actual issue that I can trouble shoot. HearBuilder – Auditory Memory is an interactive CD-Rom, published by Super Duper Publications, for grades K – 8. It is designed to help your child develop and strengthen their abilities to recall verbal information, and that sounds like a possible solution, to me.
Your child will work with Recall Agents to thwart the plans of Dr. Forgetsit [Forgets It] to take over MemoryTown.
Mission Adventures cover Memory for Numbers (3-7 digits), Memory for Words (3-5 words), Memory for Details (1-4 details), Auditory Closure (sentence completion); Memory for WH Information (2-3 sentences/2-4 questions – who, what, where, when; why).
The software program can keep track of 1 – 4 players; so, four of my children have been utilizing this program, several times a week, for several weeks. The graphics are colorful and seem age appropriate. It is fun and entertaining, keeping them interested through as many levels as I will let them play, at one time. The learning is done through games/missions, and without doubt, my children like this program! Two of them are just over half way through the missions; so far they seem fairly easy, and I wonder how it is affecting their skill levels. The other two are not quite half way, yet. I have not noticed a marked difference in any of their memory retention. If I don’t see some improvement by the time they complete the program, then I think HB Auditory Memory, at $69.95, is expensive fun. We will definitely complete the program, and probably even go through it a second time, with one child. This is research-based, award-winning software and I want it to work. If my children learn strategies for remembering, and improve their abilities to recall verbal information, then HB Auditory Memory is an exceptional value. I just can’t, honestly, tell you which it is, for us, yet.
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Disclaimer* A CD-Rom of HearBuilder – Auditory Memory was given to me, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review, as a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog. The opinions expressed are my own.
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