Blogjam: Rebuilding Memory Hospital-based SLP Kristin Mosman offers suggestions for short-term memory treatment on the "Pathologically Speaking" blog. "Memory is one of my favorite things to work on with patients," she writes. "I love teaching compensatory strategies. Maybe it's because I need them so badly for myself?" Mosman starts a session with a ... Blogjam
Blogjam  |   October 01, 2013
Blogjam: Rebuilding Memory
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Blogjam
Blogjam   |   October 01, 2013
Blogjam: Rebuilding Memory
The ASHA Leader, October 2013, Vol. 18, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ3.18102013.16
The ASHA Leader, October 2013, Vol. 18, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ3.18102013.16
Hospital-based SLP Kristin Mosman offers suggestions for short-term memory treatment on the "Pathologically Speaking" blog. "Memory is one of my favorite things to work on with patients," she writes. "I love teaching compensatory strategies. Maybe it's because I need them so badly for myself?"
Mosman starts a session with a quick memory quiz (What did you have for breakfast? Who is your nurse? What was for dinner last night? What time did your wife leave/arrive?). "Much of the therapy focuses on compensatory strategy training. We practice using the tools they will use in their home: calendars, calendar apps, day planner, notebook, post-its, alarms, association tricks/mnemonics, elaboration, chinking, rehearsal, visualization."
She offers enjoyable tasks and demonstrates how to use them in treatment: index cards with faces on one side and names on the back, with a focus on associations to help remember the names; a photo or drawing of several objects, with strategies and associations to help remember the objects; an article she reads aloud, with questions about content; and prospective memory tasks ("hand me a paperclip every five minutes on the clock").
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