Short-term memory

This is where we store the information that has just got to us.

We use it when the teacher gives the students instructions on what they need to do, at which page they should open their textbooks and which exercise to do, when we need to remember a telephone number to dial or write down, a name of a person who we have just met, time and place of the meeting that we need to write in our diary and so on. Some people (not only) with dyslexia may have a weaker short-term memory, so that they forget the information stored there very soon, usually before they manage to use it (by the moment they open their textbook, they no longer know which exercise they were told to do, by the time they enter a room they forget what they needed there, etc.). An important role is also played by the fact that only the data stored in the short-term memory will eventually reach the long-term one, which is used to store information for a long time, sometimes for life.

The good news is that you can train to improve your memory (that is why we included some of such activities in the game). Moreover, it is good to know that if you have weaker memory, you need to immediately write down all important information, or frequently repeat it, or know where to find it, so you can refer to it whenever you need it and to see it as many times as necessary to remember.


Tip: Write down everything you cannot remember (use “external memory”).