Other considerations on learning and memory


Some students may find completing homework without support challenging. If students experience challenges with memory, they might forget to bring homework home or to school, or forget to get homework signed by someone at home. If possible, it might help to involve parents or carers in their child’s homework.

Consider what a student can complete independently when assigning homework. Make adjustments to the students' homework. Alternatively, consider not assigning homework to the class to give the student a break from schoolwork. Access our homework organisation support page.

Safety drills

Some students might find it harder to learn or remember safety procedures. They may need extra time, or demonstrations and practice runs.


A student with learning and memory problems may benefit from supports when moving across education settings. It may be helpful to teach and practice organisation and homework skills, and time- and self- management skills. 

For more information about supporting students with disability when transitioning to a primary or high school setting access our transition page.

For students transitioning to primary school access our school story - a school day and for students transitioning to high school access our school story - how to be organised.

Other co-occuring conditions

Students with learning and memory challenges may also experience cerebral palsy, autism, anxiety, blind or low vision, Deaf, deaf and hard of hearing, or signs of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder and intellectual disability.

Refer to understanding disability page to help support the student.