Activities to Promote Visual Memory

Visual memory, a component of visual processing, can be broken down into two parts: long-term and short-term. Long-term visual memory refers to the ability to remember something seen in the past. Short-term visual memory refers to the ability to recall something that is seen very recently. Visual memory plays a key role in the in your child’s overall development and the skills they need to be successful in school.child building visual memory  Read on to learn about the importance of visual memory and activites you can use to boost your child’s visual memory.

A Child with Inefficient Visual Memory May Experience Difficulties with the Following Skills and Activities:

  • Identification and memory of letters and other common symbols
  • Spelling of familiar words and irregular words
  • Reading comprehension
  • Using a calculator (identifying the symbols on a calculator)
  • Remembering phone numbers

The Following Activities Will Promote Visual Memory Skills:

  • Copy patterns using various media, including beads, pegs, blocks, letters or numbers. Have your child determine what comes next, or have them recreate the pattern themselves. Read more