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Helping Students Remember: Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory, Includes CD-ROM

ISBN: 978-0-470-91997-2
288 pages
October 2011
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A hands-on memory-training program for children and adolescents featuring dozens of practical, evidence-based memory exercises

A practical workbook designed to assist students whose academic learning is suffering due to a memory deficit or ineffective utilization of their memory capabilities, Helping Students Remember provides numerous strategies and methods to strengthen memory, including chunking, organization, keyword, self-testing, pegword, loci, and mnemonics.

Drawing on the author's extensive training and experience, this useful resource presents effective techniques and lessons on:

  • How memory works

  • Memorization methods

  • Goals for improving memory

  • Repetition

  • Using cards to build memory

  • Grouping words by category

  • Study skills that help memory

  • Using arithmetic to build memory

  • Using music to remember

  • Improving recall during tests

  • Creating and using review sheets

  • Picturing verbal information

  • Using context cues

  • Plans for using memory strategies

With an accompanying CD containing all of the worksheets and word lists for reproduction, Helping Students Remember is the first workbook of its kind for general psychologists, school psychologists, and special education teachers, offering practical, easy-to-implement, and evidence-based methods for working with children with memory impairments.

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction x

General Directions and Principles 1

Optional Pre- and Post-Tests 6

Lesson-by-Lesson Directions 7

Lower Level Workbook

Lesson 1 Introduction for Students 41

Lesson 2 Thoughts and Feelings About Memory 43

Lesson 3 How Memory Works 45

Lesson 4 Memory Strengths and Weaknesses 48

Lesson 5 Memory Beliefs 50

Lesson 6 Memorization Methods 51

Lesson 7 Memory Strategies Survey 53

Lesson 8 Goals for Improving Memory 55

Lesson 9 A Memory Experiment 57

Lesson 10 Review and Refl ections 60

Lesson 11 Repetition 61

Lesson 12 Repeating Written Information 63

Lesson 13 Using Repetition to Study Spelling 65

Lesson 14 Chunking 66

Lesson 15 Review of Repetition and Chunking 68

Lesson 16 Using Chunking to Memorize Spelling 70

Lesson 17 Putting Words Into Sentences and Stories 71

Lesson 18 Comparing Memory Methods 74

Lesson 19 Using Arithmetic to Build Memory 75

Lesson 20 Using Cards to Build Memory 76

Lesson 21 Remembering Locations to Build Memory 78

Lesson 22 Picturing Verbal Information 79

Lesson 23 Naming and Describing What You See 83

Lesson 24 Grouping Words by Category 85

Lesson 25 Imagining Yourself in the Scene 88

Lesson 26 Using Locations to Remember Information 90

Lesson 27 Pegword 92

Lesson 28 Review and Refl ections 94

Lesson 29 Using Study Cards 96

Lesson 30 Thinking About the Information 98

Lesson 31 Remembering What You Read 100

Lesson 32 Creating and Using Review Sheets 102

Lesson 33 Testing Yourself 105

Lesson 34 Study Skills That Help Memory 106

Lesson 35 Using Music to Remember 108

Lesson 36 Review and Refl ections 109

Lesson 37 Remembering to Do Things 111

Lesson 38 Memory Aids 114

Lesson 39 Creating and Using a Memory Book 115

Lesson 40 Plans for Using Memory Strategies 116

Upper Level Workbook

Lesson 1 Introduction for Students 121

Lesson 2 Thoughts and Feelings About Memory 123

Lesson 3 How Memory Works 125

Lesson 4 Memory Strengths and Weaknesses 129

Lesson 5 Memory Beliefs 131

Lesson 6 Memorization Methods 132

Lesson 7 Memory Strategies Survey 135

Lesson 8 Goals for Improving Memory 137

Lesson 9 A Memory Experiment 140

Lesson 10 Review and Refl ections 143

Lesson 11 Repetition 145

Lesson 12 Repeating Written Information 148

Lesson 13 Using Repetition to Study Spelling 148

Lesson 14 Chunking 148

Lesson 15 Review of Repetition and Chunking 148

Lesson 16 Using Chunking to Memorize Spelling 148

Lesson 17 Putting Words Into Sentences and Stories 149

Lesson 18 Comparing Memory Methods 152

Lesson 19 Using Arithmetic to Build Memory 154

Lesson 20 Using Cards to Build Memory 156

Lesson 21 Remembering Locations to Build Memory 158

Lesson 22 Picturing Verbal Information 159

Lesson 23 Naming and Describing What You See 163

Lesson 24 Grouping Words by Category 165

Lesson 25 Imagining Yourself in the Scene 168

Lesson 26 Using Locations to Remember Information 170

Lesson 27 Pegword 172

Lesson 28 Review and Refl ections 175

Lesson 29 Using Study Cards 177

Lesson 30 Thinking About the Information 179

Lesson 31 Remembering What You Read 182

Lesson 32 Creating and Using Review Sheets 186

Lesson 33 Testing Yourself 190

Lesson 34 Study Skills That Help Memory 192

Lesson 35 Using Music to Remember 194

Lesson 36 Review and Refl ections 195

Lesson 37 Remembering to Do Things 198

Lesson 38 Memory Aids 201

Lesson 39 Creating and Using a Memory Book 203

Lesson 40 Keyword 205

Lesson 41 Taking Class Notes 208

Lesson 42 Studying From Class Notes 212

Lesson 43 Scheduling Reviews 214

Lesson 44 Teaching the Information 218

Lesson 45 Using Context Cues 220

Lesson 46 Improving Recall During Tests 222

Lesson 47 Selecting, Modifying, and Combining Strategies 225

Lesson 48 Test on Memory and Strategies 227

Lesson 49 Plans for Using Memory Strategies 230

Lesson 50 Evaluation of Training 232

Appendixes

Appendix A: Practice Schedule and Materials 237

Appendix B: Data Collection Forms 240

Appendix C: Spanish and French Vocabulary 244

Appendix D: English Vocabulary 245

Appendix E: State Capitals 246

Appendix F: Literature, Science, and Social Studies Lessons 248

Appendix G: Words for Grouping by Category 253

Appendix H: Shopping Lists 255

Appendix I: Visual-Spatial Grids 257

Appendix J: Examples of Shorthand and Abbreviations 259

Appendix K: Pre- and Post-Tests 260

Appendix L: Review Sheet 269

Appendix M: Parent Instructions for Working Memory Exercises 270

References 272

About the CD-ROM 273

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Milton J. Dehn, EdD, NCSP, is the cofounder and Program Director of Schoolhouse Tutoring, an agency that provides assessment, tutoring, and instructional support for students of all ages and abilities. He is also author of Essentials of Processing Assessment; Long-Term Memory Problems in Children and Adolescents; and Working Memory and Academic Learning (all published by Wiley).
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