This unique text presents a systematic study of a proven method for increasing the memory and reading comprehension of older adults by using a program based on discourse processing. The program facilitates the encoding and retrieval of information through a reading strategy plan utilizing top-level structures in the text. The authors of this volume provide student and teacher training manuals for the program as well as a review of the literature, data tables and graphs; an extensive bibliography; and five 1 1/2 hour sessions to improve memory and reading comprehension.
Contents: Introduction and Rationale for the Study. Background Literature in Aging and Reading. Method for the Evaluation Study. Findings From the Study. Discussion of the Findings. Instructional Materials for the Structure Strategy. Students Manual and Workbook.