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Jaeger, Antonio; Eisenkraemer, Raquel Eloísa; Stein, Lilian Milnitsky – Educational Psychology, 2015
Several recent studies have shown that retrieval is more efficient than restudy in enhancing the long-term retention of memories. However, studies investigating this effect in children are still rare. Here, we report an experiment in which third-grade children initially read a brief encyclopaedic text twice and then either performed a cued recall…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Retention (Psychology), Long Term Memory, Cues
Swanson, H. Lee; Lussier, Catherine M.; Orosco, Michael J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study investigated the role of strategy instruction and working memory capacity (WMC) on word problem solving accuracy in children with (n = 100) and without (n = 92) math difficulties (MD). Within classrooms, children in Grades 2 and 3 were randomly assigned to one of four treatment conditions: verbal-only strategies (e.g., underlining…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Short Term Memory, Problem Solving
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Perez, Trecy Martinez; Majerus, Steve; Mahot, Aline; Poncelet, Martine – Dyslexia, 2012
In order to better understand the nature of verbal short-term memory (STM) deficits in dyslexic children, the present study used the distinction between item and serial order retention capacities in STM tasks. According to recent STM models, storage of verbal item information depends very directly upon the richness of underlying phonological and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Dyslexia, Control Groups