Working memory, reading development and dyslexia

Atkinson, S. and Whiteley, H. (2008) Working memory, reading development and dyslexia. Dyslexia Action, 19 (3).

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Short-term memory skills help us carry out tasks important in everyday life such as remembering a telephone number while we dial it or remembering what was in the fridge while we write a shopping list. These short-term memory skills are not only concerned with capacity – with the amount of information we can recall – but also with interactions between different kinds of information and representations from long-term memory. It is aspects of these skills which we suggest in this paper are compromised in children at risk of reading difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Psychology
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 13:55

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