Working memory is a fundamental cognitive processing activity required for learning. It is the part of the brain that is responsible for the transient holding and processing of new and stored information. It’s key for executive functioning skills, reasoning, comprehension, learning and the updating of memory. Here are some sample activities that can help educational therapists, learning specialists, tutors, parents and more help to develop this skill in struggling learners.
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