The memory training program at Life Solutions of Dallas-Fort Worth consists of evidence-based exercises and strategies designed to enhance memory in children, teens, and college students.
The goal of the memory training program is to help students whose learning is hampered by memory deficits or ineffective use of memory skills.
Memories are made through a fascinating network of memory systems in our brains. To learn more about how this happens, read my post on How Memories are Made
Sometimes our memory doesn’t work as well as it should. Problems may occur at any stage in the memory process. There are a lot of reasons why our memory doesn’t work: I explore these in my post When Memory Doesn’t Work.
The good news is that everyone can learn to forget less and remember more!
Our focus is on creating lasting memories for the facts students are required to learn and apply in school. A combination of exercises and strategies are used in a structured and sequential manner to help your student.
Based on the research and clinical work of international memory expert Milton J. Dehn, Ph.D., the memory training program at Life Solutions follows a specific structure and sequence but can be modified to meet the unique needs of your individual student.
Memory Abilities Pre-Test is an informal test of your student’s abilities utilized to help determine starting levels for exercises and strategies when there has not been any formal memory testing.
Development of Meta-Memory helps your student understand memory processes, recognize individual strengths and weaknesses, and set goals for improvement.
Strategy Development helps your student learn and apply a variety of rehearsal strategies to learning. These strategies are designed to work quickly so you and your student are motivated by immediate results.
Memory Exercises are designed to help your student improve short-term and working memory performance and improved memory span.
Long-Term Memory Strategies are designed to improve long-term memory encoding, consolidation, retention, and retrieval.
Processing Strategies are designed to help your student develop more in-depth processing of information for better retention and retrieval.
Coping Strategies are designed to help with everyday memory problems of students with severe memory impairments.
Making Plans for the Future helps your student plan for continued use of strategies and learned skills.
If your student struggles with any aspect of memory, contact us to set up an appointment today. We are happy to provide this evidence-based memory training program for your student!
© 2014, Monte W. Davenport, Ph.D.