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Memory

Working memory can be defined as

“the ability we have to hold and manipulate information in the mind over short periods of time.”

(Gathercole/Packiam Alloway, 2008)

 

Poor working memory is the source of many problems related to attention and exists alongside many other conditions:

attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, autistic spectrum disorder, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, epilepsy, brain damage, foetal alcohol syndrome, prematurity, attachment disorders.

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