Working Memory and Learning…What’s the Big Deal?

Steven’s teacher gives the class an assignment to write a story about a pod of whales.  Steven begins to look for his journal in his desk, but can’t seem to find it among the other books and papers. His classmates have their journals on their desk, organizing their...

Discovering a New Way to Learn

In the weeks that followed Daniel’s fateful IEP meeting, I spent hours researching memory. I learned about working memory, how it affects students’ learning ability and how it can be improved. After reviewing several working memory training programs, I decided on...

It All Started with an IEP Meeting

It has almost been a year since I attended that pivotal IEP meeting in early May of 2014. I expected it to be like every other IEP meeting I had attended; a gathering of professionals to discuss the results of district assessments for a student. I had no idea this...