Memory Strategies

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  • Memory aids that individuals use to remember information. One common memory strategy, especially for young children, is using something tangible or concrete to remember. An example is leaving an item in a physical location so as to not forget it, such as leaving homework by the front door to remember to take it to school. Other forms are cognitive approaches or mental tricks that usually involve some sort of repetition or associations, such as a mnemonic device. Mnemonic devices often use verbal mediation, the association of two words by another word or phrase that connects them together; visual imagery, which are mental pictures; or both, to facilitate the storage and retention of information in long-term memory. One example is the method of loci dates, which ...

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