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Course # 4138
Improving Memory Using the Spaced Retrieval Technique

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Course Abstract

This course will provide an overview of the Spaced Retrieval Technique, which is an evidenced-based technique used to help persons with cognitive impairment recall important information and strategies for daily living and safety. Participants will learn the "nuts and bolts" of the technique and hear about case studies which utilized the technique during speech therapy treatment.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to define the Spaced Retrieval technique.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe a model of memory that supports learning in persons with cognitive deficits.
  • After this course, participants will be able to develop 2 appropriate goals incorporating the spaced retrieval technique to case study examples.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction; Review of learning in dementia/model of memory
15-30 Minutes Overview of Spaced Retrieval technique
30-50 Minutes Spaced Retrieval Goals and Case Studies
50-60 Minutes Conclusion; Questions/Answers

Average Rating

(1219 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1219 reviews

Review by: ShellyAnn on December 9, 2013
It gave great case studies to help apply this technique in clinical settings
Review by: Lindsey on November 29, 2013
Functional examples of how to apply the technique
Review by: Cheryl on November 26, 2013
easy to understand....practical examples
Review by: Kelly on November 24, 2013
Very specific on how to apply this technique in your facility. I feel like i can start tomorrow.
Review by: colleen on November 24, 2013
The straightforwardness in which the information was presented. I will definitely start utilizing tomorrow with one of my patients.
Review by: Alicia on November 24, 2013
specific information
Review by: TERI on November 24, 2013
easy to understand
Review by: Janet on November 20, 2013
Although it was about working with memory in dementia clients, the spaced retrieval technique could be used with any popular. As the presenter said, "Memory is memory."
Review by: Stephanie on November 19, 2013
Review by: Jessica on November 18, 2013
Easy to follow
Review by: Cassandra on November 18, 2013
Great topic!!
Review by: Sherry on November 17, 2013
Easy to understand and apply
Review by: Karen on November 11, 2013
interesting, lots of relevant examples
Review by: Courtney on November 8, 2013
the numerous examples made this course excellent overall
Review by: kathleen on November 8, 2013
Well presented description of the spaced retrieval method
Review by: Krista on November 7, 2013
The examples given helped to explain the technique
Review by: Terry on November 6, 2013
I will actually apply this more in my personal life than professional.
Review by: Sarah on November 5, 2013
It was easy to understand the text and well organized.
Review by: Kim on November 5, 2013
Organized. Good examples. Well structured.
Review by: Anita on November 3, 2013
Practical examples for implementation
Review by: Nancy on November 2, 2013
Organized and relevant information.
Review by: teresa on October 31, 2013
New material for me that made good sense.
Review by: Lucy on October 28, 2013
Nice, practical presentation of material
Review by: Diane on October 24, 2013
I had been using this strategy; now I understand why it works.
Review by: Cindy on October 22, 2013
I liked the examles given . Appreciated the background given on the research of memory
Review by: Sandra on October 15, 2013
Organization and presentation of materials
Review by: Denise on October 14, 2013
Ability to understand information.
Review by: Marlene on October 12, 2013
Organized, several excellent case studies, well presented information to prepare an SLP for implementing this technique.
Review by: deb on October 3, 2013
new info for me
Review by: Andrea on September 29, 2013
no comment
Review by: Amy on September 24, 2013
I love this strategy. It makes so much sense.
Review by: Jon on September 21, 2013
good overview of spaced retrieval that I can use in my practice in long term care
Review by: Erin on September 19, 2013
Great examples and case studies
Review by: Lori on September 18, 2013
I found the pt examples of how to incorporate SR into goals/tx very helpful
Review by: Shannon on September 17, 2013
Useful suggestions for therapy
Review by: Patricia on September 15, 2013
Very functional. Something I can use in my setting.
Review by: Jenna on September 13, 2013
The information that was provided was organized and easy to follow and provided lots of examples.
Review by: Paula on September 12, 2013
so organized. Clear. Concise. Usable
Review by: Mary on September 10, 2013
I was not familiar with topic and feel that I gained a lot of information about this strategy. Anxious to use this SR strategy with caseload.
Review by: Linda on September 9, 2013
great information to have in working with individuals with dementia
Review by: Kimberly on September 6, 2013
good information, clearly presented
Review by: Nancy on September 6, 2013
I thought it was very clear and concise and followed the handouts. I enjoyed the topic due to the aging population I work with and it continues to reinforce that dementia patients can learn and improve their overall safety within a facility.
Review by: Belinda on September 6, 2013
This is one of the best courses I have taken. Immediately useful information, backed up by research, user friendly format.
Review by: Misty on September 4, 2013
It was precise and to the point. I feel after taking the course, I can easily implement this with my clients.
Review by: leslie on September 2, 2013
This isn't my population, but if it ever is, I would definitely want to use these techniques.
Review by: nicole on September 1, 2013
very useful information and technique
Review by: Diane on August 31, 2013
It was perfect for my particular issues -- i.e. family member with dementia.
Review by: Jenna on August 26, 2013
Great examples for direct clinical application. Information was presented in a way that made it easy to understand the SR procedure and how to implement it correctly in the rehab setting.
Review by: Marjorie on August 24, 2013
Very interesting and informative.
Review by: Diane on August 17, 2013
The course was very functional and relevant with respect to current Medicare guidelines.
Review by: vicki on August 15, 2013
informative, relevant to my caseload, ample examples
Review by: Leslie on August 15, 2013
examples from case studies, samples of goals, clear explanations
Review by: Christine on August 7, 2013
examples were appreciated with explanations
Review by: sara on August 3, 2013
information was easily understood and new for me
Review by: William on July 30, 2013
very informative
Review by: Corinne on July 26, 2013
Functional therapy approach
Review by: Carol on July 21, 2013
The pragmatic case studies supported learning the material.
Review by: Molly on July 16, 2013
I liked the specific examples given as well as research that has been done in this area.
Review by: Dalzell on July 11, 2013
thorough, well organized content
Review by: Taunia on June 28, 2013
The presentation made the steps easy to understand.
Review by: Carol on June 27, 2013
Well done.
Review by: Tanya on June 25, 2013
the description of how to use the modality and the research supporting it.
Review by: Anne on June 17, 2013
Have students with short term memory issues
Review by: Tessa on June 16, 2013
Actually broke down how to do spaced retrieval and the reasoning behind it.
Review by: Kim on June 4, 2013
Instructor used sentences short and to the point so I was able to understand how to do this technique. She repeated important information.
Review by: Shara on May 30, 2013
good explanations of process
Review by: Susan on May 29, 2013
Excellent content
Review by: Alice on May 26, 2013
the demo's of SR
Review by: Margaret on May 19, 2013
Review by: Gail on May 8, 2013
I can apply this information to any therapy setting!
Review by: Donna on May 2, 2013
subject matter
Review by: Afiyah on April 24, 2013
The course demonstrated how to apply this modality to my current practice
Review by: Lori on April 22, 2013
The information is relevant and clearly explained.
Review by: Meckenzie on April 4, 2013
the examples
Review by: Susan on March 27, 2013
presented in an easy to understand way for people unfamiliar with working in the dementia area
Review by: Melanie on March 16, 2013
Giving examples of actual case studies, and answering audience questions.
Review by: Andrew on March 16, 2013
excellent material; a good review of what I am currently doing.
Review by: Alison on March 15, 2013
content explained simply
Review by: Channell on March 14, 2013
Detailed information explaining how to use this technique in treatment sessions.
Review by: Krysta on March 14, 2013
well organized and easy to understand
Review by: alexandra on March 13, 2013
thought the cousre was great. very well put together.
Review by: Susan on March 12, 2013
Useful with my SNF patients
Review by: Karen on March 8, 2013
Easy to follow. Able to apply information to the variety of clients with whom I work.
Review by: Richard on February 20, 2013
organization and information
Review by: julie on February 15, 2013
easy to follow
Review by: Rose on February 10, 2013
Provided functional examples and ways to incorporate the strategy into various treatment goals.
Review by: Linda on February 8, 2013
It provides the basis for implementing this approach
Review by: Christy on February 6, 2013
Presented in an understanding mode
Review by: JANICE on January 28, 2013
good suggestions
Review by: Shawneen on January 27, 2013
Very specific, great case studies
Review by: Karmarie on January 24, 2013
The technique Spaced Retrieval! Amazing
Review by: Dawn on January 22, 2013
It supported the information with actual client examples.
Review by: Martha on January 18, 2013
It was very practical. I can use it this afternoon.
Review by: Carolyn on January 16, 2013
I think using this technique could improve the lives of residents
Review by: Lisa on January 9, 2013
Excellent examples in the content...
Review by: Dena on January 7, 2013
Clear, concise, relevant
Review by: june on January 3, 2013
praactical useful information
Review by: Nancy on January 2, 2013
The clearly stated details of how to do SR. Also, the examples of various goals for SR.
Review by: julia on December 31, 2012
Very to the point, simple info on how to use this strategy. Also learned some new info , specifically, that this strategy is more effective than BP strategies.
Review by: Kimberly on December 30, 2012
Very descriptive detailed info on SR

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Course Presenters

jennifer loehr

Jennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist employed by Gentiva Health Services. Her focus of practice in the past fifteen years has been adult/geriatric neurology with an emphasis on dementia programming. She currently oversees and implements the rehabilitation program at Arden Courts of Austin, an Alzheimer's assisted living facility. Ms. Loehr has presented numerous times at the annual convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association.

megan malone

Megan Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP

Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working for Gentiva Health Services. She previously worked for 9 years as a senior research associate and lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, in Cleveland, OH where she oversaw federally/privately funded grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She has spoken numerous times at the annual conventions of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Alzheimer's Association, along with several state speech and hearing conventions. She has published articles in the Journal of Communication Disorders, Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and Dementia.

Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist employed by Gentiva Health Services. Her focus of practice in the past fifteen years has been adult/geriatric neurology with an emphasis on dementia programming. She currently oversees and implements the rehabilitation program at Arden Courts of Austin, an Alzheimer's assisted living facility. Ms. Loehr has presented numerous times at the annual convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association.

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