Working Memory

  • 477339617Working memory refers to how we hold on to and work with information stored in short-term memory.
  • Children use working memory to learn and follow directions.
  • Working-memory boosters can be built into your child’s daily life.

Does your child have a hard time keeping one bit of information in mind while he’s doing something else? For instance, if he’s helping make spaghetti and the phone rings, does he forget he needs to go back and keep stirring the sauce? If he often has trouble with such tasks, he might have working memory issues.

Working memory refers to the manipulation of information that short-term memory stores. (In the past, the term “working memory” was used interchangeably with the term “short-term memory.”) It’s a skill all children use to learn. It’s needed for tasks like following multi-step directions or solving a math problem in your head.

You can help your child improve this executive function by building some working memory boosters into his daily life.

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