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By: Ray Varner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Short-term memory issues can have many different causes including stroke, brain tumors, and head injuries such as a concussion. Speech-language pathologists are experts in helping people with these memory problems regain their memory and provide compensatory strategies for their difficulties.
Memory strategies are designed to help people be more intentional with remembering. They provide more of an opportunity to purposefully spend more time remembering while allowing new, seemingly random information to be put into context.
Here are four simple strategies that will help:
You can help yourself remember these four strategies by using the first letter association of W-R-V-A. This will allow you to remember each of the steps together using a familiar acronym.
If you are experiencing memory impairments after a medical diagnosis and want to learn more about the types of treatments we offer, call us at (804) 764-1000 or click here to schedule an appointment with one of our speech-language pathologists.