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Working Memory

Hi,
My son (9)psychological tests show low working memory scores. Does anybody has any experience in training/improving working memory performance? Any suggestions?
Thank you

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There’s an article on ADDitudeMag.com called, “Improve Working Memory in ADHD Children.” It has many ideas you may find useful. Read the article here:

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/8949.html

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on May 05, 2014 at 4:59pm

Thank you!!

Posted by Anya on May 05, 2014 at 11:12pm

Most of Working Memory is paying attention in th first place.

It is important to look at the limitations of the test.
Working memory tests, especially the auditory memory ones, are heavily influenced by attention/concentration.

You would have to determine how much of those low scores are from attention alone, or if there is an additional issue with working memory beyond attention.

The practical recommendations in the article link above are great. I would start with those.

Working Memory training does not yield as much benefit as the people selling them claim—- especially if attention/concentration is not well managed.

If you do consider them, do it in the summer or when school is out of session. I would never want them to pull priority away from school or being a kid.

Personally, I would never pay the money for my children or myself.

Posted by Dr. Eric on May 07, 2014 at 11:21pm

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