What is Working Memory and Why Does it Matter?

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Working memory is the ability to hold and process information in our minds for a brief period of time. It's used when kids are learning math or spelling new words. Adults use their working memory when learning a new phone number or how to drive.

 

We have created an infographic showing the statistical correlation between a child's high working memory and success in school, and what parents can do to help improve their child's working memory.

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