10% Students may have working memory problems: Why does it matter?

Posted: September 15, 2009

In this article from SharpBrains.com, Dr. Tracy Alloway discusses the link between working memory and academic performance. She also explores the prevalence of working memory deficits in school children. Alloway references a large-scale screening study of over 3000 students where 10% were found to have working memory impairments. The study also showed that the majority of students with working memory deficits performed below-average for their age in all areas of learning. The article demonstrates the importance screening and intervening for working memory deficits since it has been proven to be a very important indicator of academic success.

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