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ERIC Number: ED533936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child with Mnemonics. Alliance Action Information Sheets
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers
A child with a disability is expected to take tests along with his or her non-disabled classmates. The child may receive accommodations or modifications, if needed. Some children may take alternate assessments. Some may take tests that measure progress in alternate standards. Your child must recall facts quickly and correctly to do well on tests. Of course, memory is not the same thing as understanding. However, children will have a hard time showing what they know if they cannot remember facts. These types of memory skills are difficult for many students with disabilities. Luckily, you can help your child learn ways to remember better. Mnemonic (pronounced nih MA nihk) strategies are ways to help your child do a better job at storing information, or encoding. Then he or she will be able to do a better job retrieving it. Using these strategies, your child can relate the information he or she is learning to information already in long-term memory--information he or she already remembers. With a strong connection between the new and old information, your child can remember new information for a long time. This paper presents examples of mnemonic techniques.
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers. Available from: PACER Center. 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437. Tel: 888-248-0822; Tel: 952-838-9000; Fax: 952-838-0199; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center at PACER
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001