As educators, we need to review and promote apps that strengthen cognition, especially for memory-afflicted students

promoting-right-rememberWhen Alice woke up, and realized she didn’t really fall into a rabbit hole, she convinced herself that it was only a bad dream about a strange place with lots of curious things.

She didn’t quite remember what happened the day before at all and perhaps it was because she wasn’t fully aware of the event that caused her memory loss. This might sound somewhat like the beginning of the well-known story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”; however, this is a different Alice and a very different story.

The example above, partially explained begins one day in the regular day life of a ten year old girl named, Alice, and what happened to her one summer afternoon. Typically, every summer she visits her grandmother’s farm, and on the day of her visit, the neighborhood kids were all riding their bicycles and challenging each other to fun, dirt road races.

Unknowingly, she had taken a path over some unknown rocky terrain, which was a washboard, where she hit rocks and catapulted off her bicycle, landing on her head. Not realizing at the time, she had suffered a minor concussion, got back onto the bike and rode quickly back to her grandmother’s house complaining of a head ache.

It wasn’t until the second week of school was when she actually began having difficulty with concentration and consequently her school work was not being completed as accurately as reflected in her last, successful school year’s record and she was becoming more forgetful and complaining of frequent headaches. Alice’s teacher observed her educational and behavioral challenges, and recommended a possible evaluation and meeting.

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