Working Memory Activities Bundle | Good Sensory Learning

Erica Warren LLC Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials

  • $ 39.99 USD

Does Working Memory Impact Learning?

A strong working memory is thought to be one of the most important indicators of academic success.  In fact, it's a better gauge of school achievement than IQ, because it measures a student's potential to learn rather than what they already know. It is an active part of consciousness that involves short-term memory.  Working memory utilizes immediate, conscious, language processing through the phonological loop as well as one's inner voice and mental imagery through one's visuospatial sketchpad.  It allows one to focus attention, execute mental manipulations as well as calculations, and it works with one's long-term memory.

model of working memory

Working Memory is a Vital Component of Executive Functions

Did you know that working memory is one of the three main components of executive functions?  These three core skills work together to help us reason, plan, organize information, and manage time. 

Working Memory 

The ability to temporarily store, manage, and manipulate a limited amount of information for reasoning, comprehension, and the preparation of long-term memory.  It's made up of two inner processes: the inner voice and inner visuals.

Inhibitory Control 

The ability to control one’s attention, behavior, thoughts, and/or emotions to override temptations and distractions, and instead do what’s appropriate or needed. 

Cognitive Flexibility

The ability to adapt thought processes in response to our changing environment. 

Why Should I Get the Working Memory Bundle?

working memory activities

How Can Working Memory be Strengthened?

These activities are cognitive remedial tools that exercise and strengthen:

  • working memory
  • cognitive flexibility
  • inhibitory control
  • attentional skills
  • mental flexibility
  • processing speed
  • visual processing

They are fun activities that your students will surely love.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Elizabeth S.

My students absolutely love this resource as a warm up for our speech and language therapy sessions. All students engaged with materials in this bundle and really enjoyed the challenges.

Erin Purrington
Very satisfied

I used this resource primarily with students with working memory and/or attention deficits. However, even my students that did not have executive functioning deficits found these to be a fun challenge. Since these were a "game" these also worked well to build persistence in students who may have otherwise given up easily after a mistake.

Elizabeth L.
Great resource!

I absolutely LOVE this resource! I use it at the beginning of my speech and language therapy sessions, and it sets the groundwork and mindset of my students to get their wheels turning and work on EF skills. I have recommended this resource to so many other SLPs who are looking for fun, engaging, and no-hassle preparation for the activities that promote EF skills. I loved the Beginner and intermediate levels, so there is a variety to choose from which I like because it meets my individual students' needs no matter what level cognitively they are on.

Nicole P.

I LOVE THIS RESOURCE. I use it as a warm up to get my students engaged in our speech and therapy session while targeting working memory. It is a hit! They are motivated and so engaged. Thank you!

Ann R.

These are wonderful activities for building working memory and they are fun!