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ERIC Number: EJ1082925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
What's Working in Working Memory Training? An Educational Perspective
Redick, Thomas S.; Shipstead, Zach; Wiemers, Elizabeth A.; Melby-Lervåg, Monica; Hulme, Charles
Educational Psychology Review, v27 n4 p617-633 Dec 2015
Working memory training programs have generated great interest, with claims that the training interventions can have profound beneficial effects on children's academic and intellectual attainment. We describe the criteria by which to evaluate evidence for or against the benefit of working memory training. Despite the promising results of initial research studies, the current review of all of the available evidence of working memory training efficacy is less optimistic. Our conclusion is that working memory training produces limited benefits in terms of specific gains on short-term and working memory tasks that are very similar to the training programs, but no advantage for academic and achievement-based reading and arithmetic outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR); National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: N000141211011|2R01AA01365011A1