Reading Comprehension Difficulties? A Weak Working Memory Could Be the Culprit

In my last article, I wrote about how poor working memory affects learning disabilities. Poor working memory can have a significant impact on the ability to decode and comprehend written text. Up to 70% of students with learning disabilities in reading score 'very low' on working memory. Working memory can be compared to a video … Continue reading Reading Comprehension Difficulties? A Weak Working Memory Could Be the Culprit

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Disabilities

When I explained working memory to a ten-year-old last week, he said, "I get it. It's called working memory because it's the memory you need to do your work." He said he now understood why he wasn't very good at 'working' in class. When working memory is weak your child can appear careless, unfocused, lazy … Continue reading The Role of Working Memory in Learning Disabilities