'The accurate assessment of working memory difficulties and the implementation of appropriate strategies is very pertinent to meeting the learning needs of pupils with special educational needs (SEN). This publication provides practical examples, case studies, tips and pointers to enable practitioners in education to support children and young people to become successful independent learners. Most certainly a worthwhile read for those involved in working with diverse learners' -Anita Devi, Senior Lecturer, The Centre for Special Needs Education and Research (CeSNER), School of Education,
The University of Northampton
'Intersesting book and clearly presented - found it very useful'
-Ms Karen Freeman, BCPH, Northbrook College Sussex
'This is full of great ideas and very clear explanations. A very useful book indeed'
-Ms Karen Tulloch
Education , St Mary's University College
'This is an excellent book for child psychology'
-Mrs Tracy Costelloe
Childcare/ Special Needs, St. Sheelans College
'A very useful and readable text, which covers both theory and practice. It is essential reading for educational psychologists and for teachers of children and young people'
-Dr Dario Pellegrini, Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
About the Author
Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is a professor of Psychology at the University of North Florida. Formerly, she was the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan in the UK. She is an expert on working memory and education, and has published over 75 journal articles and books on this topic. She developed the internationally recognized Alloway Working Memory Assessment (Pearson Assessment, translated into 20 languages). She writes a blog for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. She has also provided advice to Fortune 500 companies, like Prudential, as well as the World Bank and BBC.