Working Memory and Learning Difficulties Online Workshop - SPELD NSW

Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties


Working Memory and Learning Difficulties Online Workshop

Macquarie University Reading Clinic has been running this workshop for several years and it has consistently been one of their most popular and highly rated workshops. Next Online Workshop: Tuesday 22nd June 2021.


Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Time: 4:30 pm -7:30 pm

Location: Live-stream on Zoom

Presenter: Dr Erin Banales

Standard Cost: $230 (discounts are available for multiple enrolments, MQ Staff, and MQ students)

Course Materials: A course workbook including all materials will be provided via mail prior to the workshop

Description of workshop

Research has consistently demonstrated verbal working memory deficits in children with dyslexia, and has shown that not only do these deficits not get better over time- but that they may even increase with age. Recently, working memory programs have been introduced to the market as a way to improve reading skills. Despite quite an abundance of research, and the promotion of working memory training, it is still unclear exactly how working memory is related to poor word reading and what the implications are for treatment. This workshop will explore how the two cognitive skills may be related, and what this means for children with dyslexia.

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