Memory techniques for students with SEN

Mnemonics, visual and auditory memory skills to help SEN students retain information

Tes Resources Team

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Resources to make memorising key facts more manageable for students with special needs 

Retaining information and being able to recall and utilise it effectively is a key element of learning. But, for many learners, this is not as easy as it sounds. With this in mind we have hand-picked a selection of resources to help you to tackle this head-on with students of all ages.  

Choose from games and strategies to aid visual memory skills, sequencing and comprehension activities to build auditory memory and mnemonics to embed key spellings and cross-curricular knowledge.

Auditory memory skills

Lynn Lettice


Start Listening A and B are excellent for those pupils with poor auditory and concentration skills. The differentiated tasks suit a range of abilities. The activities are carefully structured, enabling those who find listening difficult to develop their confidence and listening skills. This book us...
Memory Owl's 2x Table Pack

Memory Owl's 2x Table Pack

A NEW WAY OF REMEMBERING TIMES TABLES! For children who find remembering numbers tricky, get them to learn stories instead, using memory techniques. The resources will help you teach a class, groups or individuals learn their 2x table. Great for all children and especially those with any level ...

Visual memory skills


Nifty Mnemonics - 50 Lists to Learn
B Gibb

Nifty Mnemonics - 50 Lists to Learn

Nifty Mnemonics helps to build a great general knowledge using tips and hints to aid your memory. This is an eclectic set of lists that will enhance pupils' general knowledge. Most lists have mnemonics to aid memorisation. Examples include: British Prime Ministers, The Twelve Apostles, The Wives ...