Learn about Strengthening Working Memory with Free Sample Activities

Posted by Erica Warren on

Working memory is a fundamental cognitive processing activity required for learning, and it is the part of the brain that is responsible for the transient holding and processing of new and stored information. In fact, recent research suggests that working memory is a better indicator of academic success than IQ.  


How Does Working Memory Function?  

Working memory is one of the three key components of executive functions.  It is much like the stage of our conscious attention and is a place where incoming sensory information is processed, encoded, and retrieved.  Working memory also works with the two other parts of executive functioning, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility, and assists the brain with:
  1. Reasoning
  2. Problems solving
  3. Metacognition
  4. Managing one's mental state
  5. Comprehension 
  6. Memory at large

Learn about a working memory assessment or screener - CLICK HERE

How Can this Skill Be Strengthened?

Much like weak biceps, working memory can be strengthened with repetitive activities that exercise this skill.  Here are some sample activities that can help educational therapists, learning specialists, tutors, parents and more help to develop this skill in struggling learners.  Come get your free sample!

CLICK HERE for your free download.
Executive Functioning Coaching

Cheers, Erica

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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