This section of the web site is directed toward helping you with your own memory for names and words. The following five areas are addressed.
is Typical Word Finding Memory?
For further reading,
references are provided.
What is Typical Word Finding Memory?
Word finding refers to the mental activity of selecting or retrieving words you know from your memory to express what you want to say.
Are Word-Finding Memory Difficulties in Typical Adults
Higbee (1998) distinguishes
between information in memory that is available and information that is
accessible. Available Information is material you know and is stored in
your memory. Accessible information is available material that can
be recalled or retrieved. He indicates that it is possible to have
available information (material you know), that is not accessible ( you
cannot recall or retrieve it). This occurs when you have a word-finding
memory difficulty. You know the word (it is available in your memory), but
you cannot retrieve it (it is not accessible) for usage.
of Word-Finding Memory Difficulties in Typical Adults
Under What Conditions or in What Circumstances Can You Have Word-Finding Difficulties?
A disruption in memory can
cause word-finding difficulties whe0n you only need to say one or two words or when you are selecting
many words in a conversation. Although a word-finding memory difficulty can occur
on any parts of speech, at any time, it usually occurs on those words that
are the most important in conveying your message. For example, you will
probably have word-finding memory difficulties with names when it is most important
for you to remember those names. It may occur when you are addressing the
person, referring to the person, or introducing the person to someone else.
Word-finding difficulties may occur when you are:
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