Working memory developing auditory and verbal memory skills. Working memory is a skill which is essential for learning success and refers to the ability to temporarily store and manipulate information which is needed at that particular time but is not required to be permanently stored. This product offers a range of attractive activities for developing auditory and verbal memory skills in pupils from 7-11 years (KS2).
Research indicates that working memory is associated with academic ability and is a predictor of achievement on national assessments at the ages of 7 years and 14 years (Gathercole S.E. et al 2004). Fortunately, research is also providing evidence that specific training can have an impact on working memory.
This pack of resources provides illustrated activities accompanied by clear instructions which can be carried out in one to one or group sessions. In addition, it includes information on how to develop more general memory strategies such as visualisation and rehearsal techniques.
Aims: Although primarily designed to develop memory skills, teaching staff and therapists may also find the activities useful for pupils with attention and listening difficulties and SpLD.
Age Range: 7-11yrs, KS2.
Contents: PDF file, 136 pages including instructions, 57 colour pictures and B&W alternatives. Available as a download: 38MB.