22q Deletion in the Classroom: Attention and Memory
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Attention and Memory
What You Need To Know
- Diagnosis of attention deficit disorder is common in 22q deletion.
- Attention to details but not the whole
- Problems with concentration on tasks
- Executive function difficulties affect planning, thinking flexibly and understanding abstract ideas.
- This may cause children to struggle to remember, process, and organize information efficiently.
- Executive function difficulties can cause problems in more complex math or in reading comprehension.
- May also affect social interactions because of the difficulty in planning and executing plans
Interventions for attention and memory
- Repeatedly using verbal instructions
- Break down instructions into clear steps
- Use a tape recorder while reading to the class
- Allow student to use a word bank on a test to help with recall
- Teach a system of remembering assignments using a chart and/or an assignment book
This information is provided by GEMSS -Genetics Education Materials for School Success: The New England Genetics Collaborative is funded by Cooperative Agreement No. U22MC10980 between the University of New Hampshire and the Health Resources and Services Administration/ Maternal and Child Health Bureau/DSCSHN Genetic Services Branch.
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