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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Practitioner review: Short-term and working memory impairments in neurodevelopmental disorders: diagnosis and remedial support
Author(s): Gathercole, Susan Elizabeth
Alloway, Tracy Packiam
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Keywords: Working memory
Short-term memory
Down syndrome
Williams syndrome
Specific Language Impairment
Attentional deficits
Memory in children
Short-term memory
Down's syndrome
Williams syndrome
Language disorders in children
Attention-deficit disorder in children
Learning disabled children
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Date Deposited: 11-Feb-2009
Citation: Gathercole SE & Alloway TP (2006) Practitioner review: Short-term and working memory impairments in neurodevelopmental disorders: diagnosis and remedial support. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47 (1), pp. 4-15.
Abstract: Background: This article provides an introduction to current models of working and short-term memory, their links with learning, and diagnosis of impairments. The memory impairments associated with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders (Down’s syndrome, Williams syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, and attentional deficits) are discussed. Methods: Methods of alleviating the adverse consequences of working and short-term memory impairments for learning are identified. Conclusion: Impairments of short-term and working memory are associated with learning difficulties that can be substantial, and that can be minimised by appropriate methods of remedial support.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01446.x
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