ERIC Number: EJ695616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Working Memory in Dutch Children with Reading- and Arithmetic-Related LD
van der Sluis, Sophie; van der Leij, Aryan; de Jong, Peter F.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n3 p207 May-June 2005
The aim of the two studies presented in this article was to examine working memory performance in Dutch children with various subtypes of learning disabilities. The performance of children with reading disabilities (RD) was compared to that of children with arithmetic disabilities (AD), children with both reading and arithmetic disabilities (RAD), and chronological age?matched controls (CA). Measures covered the phonological loop, the visuospatial sketchpad, and the central executive. In both studies, the children with RD showed no working memory deficits whatsoever. Children with AD showed a single impairment on the task tapping working memory for dynamic visual information. Children with RAD performed lower only on the digit span backward task. The failure to replicate the expected working memory deficits in children with reading-related disabilities is discussed.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Indo European Languages, Memory, Arithmetic, Memorization, Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)