NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ817734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1918-5227
Relations between Working Memory and Emergent Writing among Preschool-Aged Children
Hoskyn, Maureen; Tzoneva, Irina
Exceptionality Education International, v18 n1 p33-57 2008
The authors examined the nature of the working memory system that underlies age differences of young, preschool-aged children. Measures of working memory, short-term memory, articulation speed, general intelligence, and writing were administered to 166 Canadian preschool-aged children aged 3 to 5 years. Findings generally support the hypothesis that age-related differences in working memory capacity are a function of growth in a general executive as well as processing at lower levels. The results also showed that working memory predicted unique variance in name writing of preschoolers; however, this association was mediated by children's age (experience) and letter-copying skill. (Contains 5 tables and 1 footnote.)
Exceptionality Education International. University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology, 6-102 Education North, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-0800; Fax: 780-492-1318; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale