December 9, 2017
Acquisition of new information determined by the extent to which an individual benefits from repetition, rehearsal, or practice. For example, a person who learns quickly will likely remember an entire set of instructions after hearing them a single time. A person with severely-impaired learning ability will show little gain in recall after numerous repetitions. Learning and memory are interdependent. If immediate memory is poor, learning will be poor because only a portion of the information will be available for rehearsal/repetition. It is important to note that persons may have intact learning ability, but poor delayed memory. For example, a person with brain injury may learn a set of instructions after several repetitions, but forget them the next day.