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Solution Name:​​ Compensatory Skills Training​​ 

SKU:​​ CSTAOTST

Solution Plan: ​​ 

 

Compensatory Skills Training is training that focuses on learning a wide range of coping strategies, also known as “workarounds,” for dealing with various cognitive challenges such as: short-term memory problems.​​ 

Strategies:​​ 

  • Notebooks

  • Other written planning systems

  • Electronic planners

  • Smart cell phones

  • Computerized systems

  • Auditory or visual systems

  • Be Task-specific

Implement Strategies:​​ 

  • Using device to store and retrieve sets of information: Dates of upcoming medical appointments, names and types of medicine used.

  • Using device to report information from events/activities: Reporting activities from a visit or past weekend, vacation​​ 

  • Reporting information from a work meeting

And more……

  • Focus Attention.​​ 

  • Avoid​​ learning new information in a rushed manner​​ 

  • Structure and Organize​​ ​​ 

  • Utilize Mnemonic Devices.​​ 

  • Rhymes​​ 

  • Acronyms​​ 

  • Chunking Information​​ 

  • Elaborate and Rehearse.​​ 

  • Visualize Concepts​​ 

  • Relate​​ new information to things known already​​ 

  • Read aloud​​ 

Required Materials: N/A​​ 

 

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