How to Improve Language Skills? Improve Your Working Memory!

While walking Steven to meet his mother in the parking lot, I listen to him tell a story of his busy weekend.  He described a long drive to Long Beach to see his Aunt Connie who lived with her step-mom, Stella.  He chatted about the big house with lots of stairs and...

Improve Your Working Memory at Any Age!

  Improving Working Memory for students is my passion, but what about my own age group…adults.  Or do I dare write “aging adults?” Just today, a friend used this term while referring to herself.  Does this mean I am an “aging” adult too?...

A Dyslexic Discovers the Power of Working Memory

Dyslexia runs in families, and mine is no exception.  In fact, this trait runs three generation deep starting with my grandfather. Avoidance As I began my grade-school years, I learned to avoid reading out-loud like the plague.  I can still remember my first grade...

Could it be Dyslexia or a Working Memory Problem?

Researchers are just beginning to understand the complexities of our brain and the connection between Dyslexia and Working Memory deficits. What is Working Memory? We know that it takes an effective working memory to hold bits of information in our minds.  We also...

14 Behavior Clues to Identify Woking Memory Deficits

As a reading specialist, I frequently meet students with the ability to read (decode words), but struggle with comprehension skills.  For me, this is a red flag pointing to the possibility of a larger problem…a working memory deficit. Often comprehension difficulties...