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Short-Term Memory Difficulties in Children

Children who have low self-confidence, a negative attitude towards school, score below average on assessments of language comprehension, and have erratic pattern of errors with no specific linguistic weaknesses on assessments of comprehension, may be suffering from short-term memory difficulties. This text is aimed at practising educational psychologists and speech and language therapists working with children.
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A4 (297 x 210mm), 144pp Wire-o-bound: ISBN 978-0-86388-441-2 ORDER CODE D11-002-5143 GBP35.99 An introduction to memory theory; Strategies for therapy; Memory activities for therapy and practice; further resources; Assessments, resources, references and bibliography.

About the Author

Joanne Rudland trained at DeMonfort University Leicester and qualified as a Speech Language Therapist in 1996. With a career that began in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Joanne is currently employed by Hambleton Richmondshire NHS Primary Care Trust in North Yorkshire. As a community based clinician for the children's speech language therapy service, Joanne holds an additional post as a developing specialist in paediatric dysfluency.


"This is a useful, well-structured resource for an area of language difficulty often overlooked. ... Relevant for both clinic or education based therapy and recommended for children aged 7 to 11, although secondary pupils may benefit too. There are also very clear advice sheets for schools and parents." Speech Language Therapy in Practice "Practical resource...clearly presented...easy to follow and well structured." ACQ "This book is clearly organized...well written and easy to follow...simple to use." JSLPA "A good example of an effective resource book with design and production appropriate to the final user." British Book Design Production Awards "Very readable and very informative...all in all I found this a very useful resource." - NAPLIC "Anyone working with school-aged children would find the contents of the book useful." - Helen Still, SLT, Child Language Teaching and Therapy "It has some useful ideas, strategies and information." - Frank Wise School, Banbury

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