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ERIC Number: EJ1007317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Working Memory Deficits in Children with Reading Difficulties: Memory Span and Dual Task Coordination
Wang, Shinmin; Gathercole, Susan E.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v115 n1 p188-197 May 2013
The current study investigated the cause of the reported problems in working memory in children with reading difficulties. Verbal and visuospatial simple and complex span tasks, and digit span and reaction times tasks performed singly and in combination, were administered to 46 children with single word reading difficulties and 45 typically developing children matched for age and nonverbal ability. Children with reading difficulties had pervasive deficits in the simple and complex span tasks and had poorer abilities to coordinate two cognitive demanding tasks. These findings indicate that working memory problems in children with reading difficulties may reflect a core deficit in the central executive. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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