ability to remember instructions

A person with a weakness in this cognitive function will have trouble remembering verbal information or instructions.  They will often need to be repeated several times and they easily forget. 

Their poor memory makes it hard to retain information in lectures and in class. They are unable to remember all the scenes in a movie and they find participation in discussions about the content much harder. 

Revising for exams is also extremely difficult because their ability to recall information reduces over time so by the time of the exam much of what they revised is forgotten.

If individuals are distracted after they are told to do something they often forget the task and as a result, they are seen as lazy or unreliable. They  often compensate by taking notes to help them remember however once this cognitive deficit is addressed by the Arrowsmith Program A1 Students report major positive benefits to their overall quality of life not just their academic results.

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