presented by Jeanette E. Benigas
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Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP, practices privately as a speech-language pathologist. Her extensive clinical experience has included work with adults in post-acute, long-term care, and home health settings. Benigas's research interests include improving quality of life for persons with dementia, specifically those who have difficulties eating and swallowing. Her research has incorporated the use of…Read full bio
1. Memory Review
This chapter is a basic overview of the key elements that are central in understanding the complex memory system.
2. Why Spaced Retrieval Works
This chapter will discuss the evidence of why spaced retrieval works so it can be used effectively with therapeutic treatments.
3. Getting Started With Spaced Retrieval
Having an understanding of why and how spaced retrieval works will help determine how to implement the intervention for an individual's needs. This chapter will go over a step-by-step process for implementing spaced retrieval for people experiencing memory loss.
4. Implementing Procedures
Spaced retrieval has evolved tremendously over the years. This chapter will go over the most up-to-date protocols and procedures for spaced retrieval.
5. Modifications, Discontinuation, and Maintenance/Visual Cues and External Memory Aids
Over the years, there have been many changes and modifications researchers have made to create a successful technique of spaced retrieval. Although the current procedure is the best, it may not work for everyone. For this reason, the procedure can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. Visual cues can also be combined with spaced retrieval practice to facilitate learning and retention of information and physical tasks.
6. Educating and Working With Others
Anyone can use spaced retrieval in order to help others learn and remember. Similar to clinicians who adopted spaced retrieval, family members can use this technique in the home setting. The appropriate time to educate the care team is when the technique is initiated and consistent success for a few days is noted.
7. Planning and Documentation
Planning and documentation is used to help track the patient's progress. Different methods are used for this such as evaluation with screening methods and goal writing.
8. Case Studies
This chapter will go over a few case studies to explain how to implement spaced retrieval from start to finish.
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