Saturday, February 07, 2015

Remembering Names: Speech Therapy and Aphasia #2

Mark A. Ittleman
The Teaching of Talking
February 4 / 2015 

The ability to remember names is a discipline.  It is a method that people use when they want to remember names.  Often the desire to remember a name will be sufficient.  However, those who have never really placed that much importance on remembering names will need to learn the methods and strategies of others who do.  Likewise, those with aphasia who have word finding problems or difficulty remembering the words they want to say can improve those skills often by learning strategies in language formulation and memory.  The information in this video will help you and others who are desirous of remember names and words.  They include:
  1. Make sure you want to remember a name a word, and hold it to be of critical importance.
  2. Make sure you introduce yourself and ask the other person for their first and last name
  3. Make sure you have heard the first and last name, and if you have not to ask them to repeat their first and last name.
  4. Make a comment about their name that will help you remember.
  5. Use the person’s name 4-6 times within the first few minutes of the conversation.
  6. Find a distinctive feature of their face or body and use an image or thought and transpose that image or thought over the distinctive feature.  
  7. If you forget the name, even if it is in the middle of the conversation, never be afraid to ask that person again for their first and last name.  (meeting new people and remembering names may be a little stressful at first).  Then use the name again many times during the next few minutes.  
Here is a video about the process.  I hope you will enjoy and benefit greatly from learning the information.  Should you wish to know more about The Teaching of Talking Method to help your loved one or client, please opt in to our website at

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Moshe Mark Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP
Senior Speech Language Pathologist
Author: Teaching of Talking

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