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Short-term Memory Difficulties in Children

Aug 2004
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This book is ideal for practising education psychologists and speech & language therapists working with children with short-term memory difficulties. Memory therapy can have a direct and positive impact on a child's receptive langauge skills, self-confidence and ability to learn.

This practical resource provides a complete programme of ideas for developing a child's short-term memory skills.


  • An introduction to memory theory
  • Strategies for therapy
  • Memory activities for therapy and practice
  • Further resources
  • Assessments, resources, references
  • Bibliography.
Published reviews: 

"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."

"This book is clearly organized...well written and easy to follow...simple to use."

'"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." 

"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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Joanne Rudland

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.