Memory strategy training in children with cerebral infarcts related to sickle cell disease

Benjamin E. Yerys, Desirée A. White, Cynthia F. Salorio, Robert McKinstry, Asif Moinuddin, Michael DeBaun

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Abstract

Cerebral infarcts occur in approximately 30% of children with sickle cell disease (SCD), but little information exists regarding remediation of associated cognitive deficits. The authors examined the benefits of training children with infarcts to use memory strategies. Six children with SCD-related infarcts received academic tutoring; three of these children received additional training in memory strategies (silent rehearsal to facilitate short-term memory and semantic organization to facilitate long-term memory). The performance of children receiving strategy training appeared to improve more than that of children receiving only tutoring. Memory in children with SCD-related infarcts may be enhanced through strategy training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

Keywords

  • Cerebral infarct
  • Children
  • Executive
  • Frontal lobe
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Strategy
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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