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.

chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction and Rationale for the Study

chapter 2|30 pages

Background Literature in Aging and Reading

chapter 3|14 pages

Method for the Evaluation Study

chapter 4|25 pages

Findings from the Study

chapter 5|7 pages

Discussion of the Findings