Ally wrote:they are not the ones who have to hold this child while he is crying, heartbroken while saying that he is trying his best, but sometimes things just fall out of his head!!
Oh don't kids say the most precious things!! Did they tell you whether they knew if it was an encoding or a retrieval problem with his auditory memory?? without being an expert in memory, I would say if it is encoding, then if the information is presented in a non-auditory format (like, say, written or pictorial explanation as opposed to the usual talking-at-the-kids thing) it may improve his lot considerably. My Aunt who was a early primary school teacher for many many years was telling me how she was always careful to present information in a number of ways so that kids who learned in different formats (everyone has their own preferences) had the best chance of learning possible. It might be that the info hasn't fallen out of his head, he just hasn't been able to stuff it in there yet.
If it's retrieval, then the info hasn't "fallen out of his head", it's in there, he just can't find it, in which case the above may still work (cause he might be able to remember better things he has seen rather than heard) or working on recall strategies may assist, like mnemonics (sp??) etc.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"