Essay on The Types Of Memory Of The Right Side Of Her Body

2288 Words May 12th, 2016 10 Pages
Susan, a 45-year-old woman, wife and mother of two has been having memory difficulties and impaired movement of the right side of her body. With no indication as to what caused these difficulties Susan may be experiencing problems with motivation, learning and different types of memory. The different types of memory Susan may be having difficulty with include long term memory (LTM), short term memory (STM) and working memory, all of which can have an impact on how therapy is conducted and how effective it is. Other factors such as emotion and motivation may also impact the effectiveness of therapy and one theory discussed in regards to motivation and emotion is goal setting. As well as motivation theories, there are many learning theories such as classical and operant conditioning which may assist in conducting therapy and how new skills may be learned or how old skills can be re-learned.

Memory is defined as ‘the ability to encode, process, and retrieve information’ (Narins, B. (Ed.). (2013). There are three major memory components; Working memory, Short term memory (STM) and Long term memory (LTM). Short term memory is ‘Memory for information that is available to consciousness for roughly 20 to 30 seconds; also called working memory’ (Lorelle, B. (2012). Working memory sores information for only a short amount of time and the main function is to solve problems and achieve goals as well as responding to environmental demands. (Lorelle, B. (2012). The working memory has…

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