You are here

The Development of Working Memory in Children

The Development of Working Memory in Children

November 2011 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Using the highly influential working memory framework as a guide, this textbook provides a clear comparison of the memory development of typically developing children with that of atypical children. The emphasis on explaining methodology throughout the book gives students a real understanding about the way experiments are carried out and how to critically evaluate experimental research.

The first half of the book describes the working memory model and goes on to consider working memory development in typically developing children. The second half of the book considers working memory development in several different types of atypical populations who have intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disorders. In addition, the book considers how having a developmental disorder and/or intellectual disabilities may have separate or combined effects on the development of working memory.

The Development of Working Memory in Children is for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in developmental/child psychology, cognitive development, and developmental disorders.

The Working Memory Model
How Is Working-Memory Measured?
Working Memory and Typical Development: Part One
Working Memory and Typical Development: Part Two
Working Memory in Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Working Memory, Dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment
Working Memory in Children with Down's Syndrome and Williams Syndrome
Working Memory in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Concluding Comments

Excellent detail and discussion of models of working memory, measurement and development of working memory, that is appropriate for students on Master's degrees. Boxes give relevant examples that help to clarify / support the discussion making it accessible also for students working at undergraduate level. Reference is made to the key research in the field. The discussion of working memory in relation to specific learning difficulties is particularly useful for dyslexia courses.

Dr Kath Kelly
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
April 18, 2013

I use this book for my research on Cognitive Rehabilitation and it is a highly recommended book for all my students taking the course on Children Cognitive Rehabilitation.

Mr Sizwe Zondo
Dept of Psychology, Rhodes University
April 8, 2013

very useful for teachers of students with SEN

Dr Pauline Kerins
Education, St Angela's College
January 3, 2013

This will be a very useful book for students researching classroom strategies employed in teaching young children especially at Masters level.

Dr Carmen Mohamed
School of Education, University of Leicester
December 6, 2012

Excellent, clear and accessible.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
April 5, 2012

a useful book which helps students to understand the significance of working memory and helps think about how to intervene to help learners

Dr Simon Claridge
Educational Psychology , Cardiff University
March 26, 2012

This is a good solid text. The underpinning issues are thoroughly dealt with and the links between theoretical positions and concrete examples developed. Not quite right for the units I teach on but a good secondary text.

Erik Blair
School of Education, Bedfordshire University
January 12, 2012

A theoretical look at Memory which aids communication skills and knowledge base for students. Those who are wishing to work in the field of special educational needs will find this valuable.

Ms Lisa Oneill
Education , City College Norwich
December 15, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Lucy Henry

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781847873293

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.