5 Ways Kids Use Working Memory to Learn by Amanda Morin - "Working memory is like a mental sticky note that keeps track of short-term information. Two kinds of working memory work together: auditory memory and visual-spatial memory. Help your child strengthen working memory skills." For more on Executive Functioning, see: http://ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/executive-function-disorders
How to Help a Child with Weak Working Memory. Use skills your child has and avoid weaker areas. Train working memory. Make technology an aid. "Remembering something in backward sequence is a key feature of working memory," she adds.
Excellent review on What is Working Memory? Working Memory is the thinking skill that focuses on memory-in-action: the ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. For example, a child is using their Working Memory as they recall the steps of a recipe while cooking a favorite meal.
Improving Working Memory: Supporting Students' Learning. Better working memory can be particularly useful to children with conditions where poor working memory is thought to be an underlying factor. Such conditions include: - dyslexia - dyscalculia - speech and language difficulties - developmental coordination disorders (motor dyspraxia) - ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) - autistic spectrum disorders
Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world - "Life comes at us very quickly, and what we need to do is take that amorphous flow of experience and somehow extract meaning from it." In this funny, enlightening talk, educational psychologist Peter Doolittle details the importance -- and limitations -- of your "working memory," that part of the brain that allows us to make sense of what's happening right now.