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    Description"The topic of working memory nowadays tends to dominate discussions with teachers and parents, and both groups can helpfully be directed to this easy-to-read but serious text ! (it) is likely to prove a turning-point in the management and facilitation of hard-to-teach children. In a situation muddied by ever-multiplying syndromes and disorders, this book delivers a clarifying and reassuring isolation of the major cognitive characteristic that cuts across all the boundaries and leaves the class teacher and SENCO empowered. I think very highly of the book and shall be recommending it steadily." Martin Turner, Child Center for Evaluation and Teaching, Kuwait Memory and Learning A good working memory is crucial to becoming a successful learner, yet there is very little material available in an easy-to-use format that explains the concept and offers practitioners ways to support children with poor working memory in the classroom. This book provides a coherent overview of the role played by working memory in learning during the school years, and uses theory to inform good practice.Topics covered include: - the link between working memory skills and key areas of learning (such as literacy & numeracy) - the relationship between working memory and children with developmental disorders - assessment of children for working memory deficits - strategies for supporting working memory in under-performing children This accessible guide will help SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists to understand and address working memory in their setting.


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    Title
    Working Memory and Learning
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide for Teachers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan E. Gathercole, By (author) Tracy Packiam Alloway
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781412936132
    ISBN 10: 1412936136
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMR, JNT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: JNC
    BISAC V2.8: EDU026000, PSY012000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU044000
    DC22: 370.152
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 370.1522
    LC classification: LB1063 .G38 2008
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    BISAC V2.8: EDU051000
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, figures
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is a professor of Psychology at the University of North Florida. Formerly, she was the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan in the UK. She is an expert on working memory and education, and has published over 75 journal articles and books on this topic. She developed the internationally recognized Alloway Working Memory Assessment (Pearson Assessment, translated into 20 languages). She writes a blog for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She has also provided advice to Fortune 500 companies, like Prudential, as well as the World Bank and BBC. www.tracyalloway.com
    Review quote
    'The authors have written a guide for practitioners that is both highly practical, and yet based upon sound theoretical principles...This book achieves a successful, yet often elusive, link between theory, research and practice, and deserves to have a high readership. I will have no hesitation in recommending it to a range of readers' - Jane Mott, Support for Learning 'This book fulfils its aim to explain working memory and the limits it places on children's classroom learning. For teachers it gives a very clear guide and fills a gap in understanding that can only lead to more child-centred approaches to teaching and learning' - Lynn Ambler, Support for Learning
    Table of contents
    What Is Working Memory? Working Memory in Childhood Working Memory and Learning Children with Working Memory Impairments Children with Short-Term Memory Impairments Working Memory in Children with Developmental Disorders Assessing Working Memory Supporting Learning in Memory-Impaired Children