Do you have a child with memory problems? A parent on the Parenting Special Needs Forum is looking for parents whose child has a problem like hers, something she hasn't been able to find a name for yet. Writes Sherii:
"My daughter was born with a memory problem. She cannot retain day-to-day information in her short term-memory long enough to transfer it to her long-term memory. It is like the movie 50 First Dates at times. She is in a special class now (grade 5) but only has a grade 1/2 skills. From outward appearances she looks like the other children in the regular classes, which causes problems with the other learning disabled children in her class. Then to top it all off the students from regular classes alienate her because she is in the special class. She forgets friends and family members at times, panics when she can't find me, and to take her on outings sometimes causes me to age. :) I have tried to find info on the Web on her problem, but I can't even put a name to it, so that makes it hard to find help. It is very heartbreaking and very frustrating."
If you can provide this parent with some information and support, stop by the forum and help her out.
Image from the Parenting Special Needs Forum.