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Memory Hooks and Working Memory

In order to read well, working memory needs to run well. Working memory used to be called short term memory.


The reason working memory is an important skill for reading is because while putting sounds together to make words, students also need to remember those sounds to form the words quickly.


Working Memory and Dyslexia• If a child has auditory processing issues, she has to work much harder to listen, recall and apply what’s being said... • A child with dyslexia has to actively work to accurately interpret sounds and letter patterns in words. This book helps improve working memory by isolating the skill. Students are given sets of items to name to verbalize items to improve working memory skills.


  • Working memory is a limited capacity store for retaining information for a brief period while performing mental operations on that information.

  • Working memory is a multi-component system which includes the central executive, visuospatial sketchpad, phonological loop, and episodic buffer.

  • Working memory is important for reasoning, learning and comprehension.

  • Working memory theories assume that complex reasoning and learning tasks require a mental workspace to hold and manipulate information.


Working Memory


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