No Glamour Memory

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Research over the last couple of decades has indicated that connected language tasks may place demands on auditory memory, which has been shown to be negatively affected by hearing impairment. Specifically, phonologic short-term memory seems to be poorer. When we think about the task of listening to verbal instruction in a classroom we know that students with hearing loss miss fragments of what is said, based on their level of audibility. These missing bits and pieces can cause greater difficulty in comprehension and holding the content of what was said in memory. Finally, students with hearing loss “don’t know what they didn’t hear because they didn’t hear it,” yet they are continually being held accountable in the classroom for this unheard information. If we can assist students in their ability to tune into what they DO hear and remember it, we have helped them take a large step toward better comprehension, or at least an improvement in understanding what information they may have missed. Working on skills like subvocalization and chunking can only strengthen memory abilities. I really like this book because it has pre-test/post-tests and easy to follow exercises that make working on memory easy to ‘poke in’ as you work with your students. Karen Anderson, Director

No Glamour Memory

Ages 5-18, Grade Kindergarten – Adult

Choose from 15 proven strategies that will help students recall, retain, and process auditory or visual information. The lessons focus on the strategies that improve short-term memory, long-term memory, and active working memory.

There are two sections: Auditory Memory and Visual Memory. Each section includes a pretest/posttest and in-depth instruction. Students get lots of practice with ten different activities for each strategy.

The Auditory Memory section includes these strategies:

  • rehearsing
  • chunking
  • creating checklists
  • graphing and charting
  • identifying key concepts
  • visualizing
  • paraphrasing

The Visual Memory section includes these strategies:

  • chunking
  • using acronyms and silly sentences
  • defining and drawing
  • graphing and charting
  • identifying key concepts
  • visualizing
  • paraphrasing
  • saying, tracing, writing, and drawing sounds

The interesting, functional activities use classroom-relevant topics (e.g., social studies, language arts, science), so as memory improves, so does comprehension in academic areas. The exercises are arranged in a hierarchy of difficulty and require minimal preparation time.

No Glamour Memory

The book includes these student and parent handouts:

  • Enhancing Memory Skills
  • Checking Up: Which Strategy Works Best for You?
  • Strategies for Auditory Memory
  • Strategies for Visual Memory

180 pages • 8.5 x 11, softcover • ©2007

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Weight 1.50625 lbs

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