Posted: March 7, 2011 – An article written by Mark Katz, Ph.D. about working memory was published in the February, 2011 issue of Attention Magazine. The article was titled “Classroom Strategies for Improving Working Memory” and discusses the importance of working memory for learning.
Katz says in the article that “for some children, working memory demands simply far exceed their working memory capacity. As a result, they lose the information they need to successfully complete the task they’re working on. And once the information is lost, it’s not likely to be retrieved”.
Katz explains how poor working memory manifests itself more like general attention problems than poor memory. He explains the types of behaviors caused by poor working memory and give suggestions for improving working memory in the classroom.