Information & Resources for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Mnemonic Instruction

Rick Brigham & Michelle Brigham, University of Virginia
Alert Issue 5, Summer 2001

Mnemonic instruction combines presentation of unfamiliar information with explicit strategies for recall. Most mnemonic strategies rely on both verbal and imagery components to support recall. Research suggests large gains from mnemonic instruction on criterion-referenced tests, but evidence of gains on norm-referenced tests is less clear.

Mnemonic Instruction - Alert Issue 5

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