Awesome Memory App

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Awesome Memory App

Awesome Memory iconAwesome Memory app (free) for iPad is a simple memory matching game suited for all ages. This is an app I use with my mother whose memory is failing because it does not appear juvenile. She enjoys playing this memory game and it holds her attention with support for much longer than most other activities. I am also amazed at what she can hold in her memory to complete the game when fewer cards are provided, a great way to scaffold successful recall for her. It is just one of a number of iPad apps she enjoys during visits.

While searching for resources on line I found this great article that featured Awesome Memory app and suggestions for using it for memory strategies with individuals with cognitive impairment. Megan Sutton, in her article ” Introducing Memory Strategies” describes her use of Awesome Memory app along with writing cues of what object was under each card for the user.

Used as an example of how writing information down aids memory, Ms. Sutton explains in her article how she uses this as a precursor to writing information into a calendar or other note writing tool with clients.

More tools and strategies for your OT mTool Kit.

Reference:

Sutton, M., October 15, 2012, Introducing Memory Strategies. Retrieved on 4-21, 2013 from http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/sp_6/archive/2012/10/15/introducing-memory-strategies.aspx .

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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