Other considerations for 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. You can also consider making adjustments to homework tasks or not assigning homework to the class to give the student a break from schoolwork. 

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. 


Students might need additional preparation and support when transitioning from school to adult life. Access our transition page.

Post-school transition to adult life should begin as early as possible in school. 

Aim to increase independence by working on organisational, social and problem-solving skills, and time- and self- management skills. Provide plenty of opportunities to practise them across a range of contexts. 

It may be helpful to identify skill gaps and develop a support plan to help them be successful (for example, social skills, academic and/or employment skills).

Safety drills

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