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Autobiographical Memory

The Ear Foundation, Nottingham
The Ear Foundation
18th November 2019
All day
PRICE: Buy a place for £100, bring a colleague for £50!
Autobiographical memory impacts upon our children’s long term future success academically and emotionally.

We hear a lot about Theory of Mind and about how children are struggling.  How can we move beyond the Sally Anne test and the known difficulties our children have – we need ideas and strategies to put into practice.

This course aims to pull together the themes in recent research which look at how children develop their autobiographical memories and the stories they tell themselves and which are told by others.  The impact upon identity, people reading, inferencing, predicting and social interactions will be drawn out.  The potential to support and underpin academic progress in literacy will be discussed and applied.  This is a practical course with theory at its core.


  • Learn about autobiographical memory and the development of ‘self’ and to understand how it develops from preschool through to emerging adulthood and beyond.
  • Understand the extensive impact of the stories I tell myself and the stories others tell about me.  Apply theory to the social skills and people reading required for our children to engage more successfully in peer interactions.
  • Use a practical framework for elaborating and learning from memories and stories.
  • Go away with a tool kit of practical story based activities which will promote academic success in literacy.

This is a one day workshop which pulls together research and writings from lots of areas in order to give us ‘things to do’ with the theory. 

The Autobiographical memory study day is suitable for all professionals and parents working with children from pre-school to adolescence.  It will be especially useful for Speech and Language Therapists, Class teachers, Teachers of the deaf, SENCOs.  It is of interest to professionals working with children with hearing loss or other specialties especially language delay and autism. 


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