Definition of Working Memory and Strategies for Success
Posted by Erica Warren on
Recent research suggests that working memory is one of the best indicators of academic success, so strengthening this cognitive skill can offer great benefits to struggling students with memory deficits.
What is Working Memory?
Why is a Good Working Memory Beneficial for Students?
- Manage attention
- Conduct mental math and problem solving
- Follow a series of directives
- Encode and retrieve information into and out of long term memory
- Maintain stamina during complex tasks
- Take notes while listening to a lesson
Working Memory Training?
One can strengthen this skill by practicing activities that require working memory. In addition, learning specialists and educational therapists can work with students to help them learn how to utilize parts of cognition such as one's inner voice and visualizations to assist memory. In addition, students can also learn memory strategies so that new information is properly encoded and easy to retrieved. Come learn more about how to strengthen memory recall.
Clearly, working memory is a very important cognitive skill that can be strengthened! As students learn about working memory performance and how to use it, they can unleash their true potential.
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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