Working memory, reading development and dyslexia

S. Atkinson, H. Whiteley

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Short-term memory skills help us carry out tasks important in everyday life such as remembering a telephone number while we dial it or remembering what was in the fridge while we write a shopping list. These short-term memory skills are not only concerned with capacity – with the amount of information we can recall – but also with interactions between different kinds of information and representations from long-term memory. It is aspects of these skills which we suggest in this paper are compromised in children at risk of reading difficulties.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDyslexia Action
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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