Over the last 15 years working memory experts Tracy and Ross Alloway have worked with students with ADHD, dyslexia and autistic spectrum disorders and found that there was a pattern – poor working memory underpinned poor learning outcomes. Each group has a specific area of working memory strength and weaknesses and when you know what it is you can provide targeted support to maximise learning. But what is working memory and why is it important in teaching and learning? Check out these series of short videos as Tracy and Ross explain, along with some handy tips on how you can help improve students' working memory!
What is working memory?
Why is working memory important?
Why is working memory particularly important for SEND?
5 tips for improving working memory