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The following are past questions and answers from Dr. Larry Silver on this topic.

What would you call an almost total inability to rote memorize?

What would you call an almost total inability to rote memorize?

I am talking about a child, otherwise quite intelligent, an excellent reader with a high level of what used to be called "number sense," who otherwise cannot memorize. For example: This child has tried for months to memorize the times tables and is unable to do so. The child can multiply but just cannot memorize the tables. I am at a loss to help.

Concerned parent,

Bill

I would need the child's age to be specific. I would be more concerned about why this child is having this difficulty than what to call it. Have you discussed this problem with a school professional or a private special education professional? Specific testing should both clarify why the problems exist and what to do to help.

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