Cognitive Curriculum for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury: Memory and the Capacity to Learn New Information -- SHNIC Educators Information

Goal: Orientation to Person -- Become oriented to person (i.e., regain access to stored information regarding identity and sense of self)

Objectives:

  1. Child will correctly state full name with _____ cues _____% of time.
  2. Child will correctly state age-appropriate autobiographical facts, such as age, birthday and grade in school, with _____ cues _____% of time.

Goal: Orientation to place - spatial context and Become oriented to place

Objective:

  1. Child will correctly state current locations with _____ cues _____% of time.

Goal: Orientation to time -- temporal context.

Objective:

  1. Child will correctly state time (including hour, day, date, month, season and year, as age-appropriate) with _____ cues _____% of time.

Goal: Increase duration of STM trace by rehearsal

Objective:

  1. The student will describe and demonstrate the use of rehearsal upon request.
  2. The student will spontaneously use rehearsal in a classroom or therapy activity.

Goal: Become a “strategic learner” by applying organizing strategies

Objectives:

  1. The student will increase functional capacity of STM by use of "chunking" of related items.
  2. The student will demonstrate use of graphic organizers supplied by instructor.
  3. The student will describe the technique of visual imagery as a memory-enhancing strategy.
  4. The student will describe and demonstrate use of organizing strategies such as PQRST for remembering extended passages.
  5. The student will relate newly-presented information to previously-learned information as a memory device.

Goal: Become aware of own memory performance and problems

Objectives:

  1. The student will predict own memory performance prior to task and will evaluate accuracy of prediction following completion.

Goal: Fill in "gaps" in LTM identified by evaluation

Objectives:

  1. Child will review previously-learned academic information and will demonstrate mastery at or near pre-injury levels.

Goal: Use external memory devices

Objectives:

  1. The student will be trained in and will spontaneously make use of external prompts for retrieval from LTM, such as a memory book with daily schedule and critical information, lists, calculator, tape recorder, graphic organizers, etc.

Goal: Use self-generated memory devices

Objectives:

  1. The student will use self-cueing devices such as context, phonemic, visual, etc.
  2. The student will request cues from others when attempting to retrieve information from LTM.

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