ERIC Number: EJ797674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Establishing the Link between Working Memory Function and Learning Disabilities
Masoura, Elvira V.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v4 n2 p29-41 Sep 2006
Research findings concerning working memory impairment of children with learning disabilities, poor readers, and individuals with severe learning difficulties are examined within the framework of working memory. Results from developmental and experimental studies indicate a close link between the function of working memory and performance on academic tasks. Converging evidence suggests that a deficit in working memory can affect children's ability to master language. Nevertheless, the causal relationship between working memory and learning disabilities is less well established. Limitations of the current study are discussed and suggestions for future investigations are made.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Short Term Memory, Children, Language Impairments, Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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