Auditory Visual Sequential exercises
Sequential memory is the ability to remember and recall items in a particular order. Good visual auditory integration IS required for sequential memory. Many children on the ASD spectrum or dyslexic children struggle with sequential exercises.
- When a child is 1 year old they should be able to follow one instruction, for example touch your nose.
- At 2 years old they should be able to follow 2 instructions, for example touch your nose and turn around.
- At 3 years old = 3 instructions
- At 4 years old = 4 instructions
- At 5 years old = 5 instructions
- At 6 years old = 6 instructions
- At 7 years old = 7 instructions
- At 8 years old to adulthood = 7+ instructions
The average range for adults are between 5-9 instructions. In under developed countries the adult sequential memory is usually about 5 and in the developed countries it goes up to 7. If you have a sequential memory of below 5 you need to seek help. The most appropriate auditory visual program will be determined after an assessment has taken place and is unique to each individual. The determining factors for the duration of the program are the age and severity of difficulties experienced.
Typical exercises include for example:
- Listen to and repeat the following numbers
- Listen to and write down the following numbers
- Follow these instructions
- Touch your nose
- touch your nose and turn around
- touch your nose, turn around and sit down
- touch your nose, turn around and sit down and say your name
- Repeat the numbers backwards
- Clap a sequence and repeat.