Mnemonic Devices

Memory Supports to Help Struggling Students of All Ages

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What are Mnemonic Devices?

A mnemonic is an instructional strategy designed to help students improve their memory of important information. This technique connects new learning to prior knowledge through the use of visual and/or acoustic cues. The basic types of mnemonic strategies rely on the use of key words, rhyming words, or acronyms. Teachers may develop mnemonic strategies or have students come up with their own.


Mnemonic devices are great tools to help students retain information. Once students realize the value of such tools, they tend to apply the strategy throughout all areas of their lives. It will be important that the student initiate such efforts and realize the benefits that can be experienced from their use.

Who Benefits?

Mnemonics are strategies that can be modified to fit a variety of learning content. This method enhances memory of complex words or ideas and promotes better retention of material to be learned. It is especially beneficial to LD students and others who may have difficulty with information recall.


Research:


Effect of Mnemonics on the Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention of High School Students with Learning Disabilities

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