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Physical Activity and Memory Performance in Children

A recent article in the Psychology of Sports and Exercise reported on a study examing the effects of specifically designed physical activities on children’s foreign language vocabulary learning and attentional performance. The researchers examined physical activity and memory performance in children.

A recent article in the Psychology of Sports and Exercise reported on a study examing the effects of specifically designed physical activities on children’s foreign language vocabulary learning and attentional performance. The researchers examined physical activity and memory performance in children. Methodology of the Study on Physical Activity and Memory Performance in Children The participants included 104 children, […]

Working Memory Practice Exercise

Working memory is a part of short-term memory that allows us to hold and use information in our minds for brief periods of time.  It is used when a student needs to think and remember at the same time.  You can get a working memory practice exercise for your students below. Dr. Erica Warren, a learning […]

What is Working Memory and Hemispheric Integration?

Many times, parents may ask teachers and therapists what is working memory? Working memory is a part of short-term memory that allows us to hold and use information in our minds for brief periods of time.

What is Working Memory? Many times, parents may ask teachers and therapists what is working memory? Working memory is a part of short-term memory that allows us to hold and use information in our minds for brief periods of time.   It can be defined as “a dynamic process that involves reviewing new information and retrieving, […]

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Summer Match Up Fine Motor and Working Memory Activity

Don’t you love activities that require little prep and include more than one domain of development?  I do for sure so I created this Summer Match Up board that you can download for free below from the Summer Sensory Motor Packet.  This activity incorporates fine motor skills, hand strengthening, visual discrimination skills and working memory […]

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10 Tips for Written Expression for Students with Working Memory Deficits

Working memory is used when a student needs to think and remember at the same time.  For written expression, a student has to brainstorm ideas, organize thoughts, plan, construct sentences, remember correct grammar and review the writing format all while remembering what words need to be written on the paper.  Therefore, written expression can be […]

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Exercise and Working Memory in School Children

Pediatric Exercise Science published research examining the role of exercise on the cognitive development in children including working memory (WM) and inattentiveness in a large sample of 2897 schoolchildren (7-10 years old).  Data was collected using the n-back task (2- and 3-back), the attentional network task (ANT) and parent questionnaire with information about the extracurricular exercise of […]

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Visual Spatial and Working Memory Task

To use this free visual spatial and working memory task print out pages 2-4. Cut apart the cards. To practice visual spatial skills, place one card with dots and one blank board in front of the child. The child can use a dot marker, bingo chips or coins to copy the location of the dots […]

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Proprioceptive Training Improves Working Memory

A pilot study published in Perceptual and Motor Skills examined whether regular classroom instruction, yoga or proprioceptive training improved working memory in individuals 18-59 years old.  The experimental group participated in proprioceptive activities along with one other factor ie locomotion or navigation.  Some of the tasks were climbing trees, walking on a balance beam, carrying […]

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Working Memory, Fine Motor Skills and Early Numeracy in Cerebral Palsy

Child Neuropsychology published research exploring the relationship between working memory, non-verbal intelligence, linguistic skills, counting, fine motor skills and early numeracy in 56, six year old children with cerebral palsy.   Each child was evaluated for early numeracy performance, working memory, non-verbal intelligence, sentence understanding and fine motor skills. In addition, basic counting performance was assessed. The results […]

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Working Memory Exercises – Farm Animal Freebie

Here is a freebie to practice working memory skills.  This freebie is one of the Level 1 exercises. Working Memory Exercises encourage: visual memory skills working memory skills handwriting practice executive function skills You can download the activity at http://yourtherapysource.com/workingmemoryfreebie.html You can find out more information about the Working Memory Exercises Level 1 and Level 2 […]