It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy ones like, "What about lunch?" --Winnie the Pooh
One of the things I've been learning as I work with Wade is how to simplify a learning experience into more manageable tasks. In other words, we might take seven steps to get up the stairs instead of only two.
Here's what that looks like for memorizing his Sunday school verses.
We read over the cards several times and then begin turning one card over at a time to leave a blank spot for him to say by memory. He can peek under the card at any time to check if he forgets the word. As soon as he can read the verse along with filling in the blank card from memory, then we turn the next card over and he has to say the verse with two blank cards, etc.
We practice every day and when he knows the verse, he gets to call Grandma and say it to her over the telephone.
And now he's got it!