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Improving Working Memory: Supporting Students' Learning Paperback – November 17, 2010

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ISBN-13: 978-1849207485 ISBN-10: 1849207488

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Editorial Reviews

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'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.

www.tracyalloway.com

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (December 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849207488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849207485
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Tracy Alloway, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the university of North Florida. Formerly, she was the Director of the Center for memory and Learning in the Lifespan at the university of Stirling. She is an expert on working memory and education, and developed the internationally recognized Automated Working Memory Assessment (published by Pearson). She writes a blog for Psychology Today.

Together with Ross Alloway, she has published research on working memory in a variety of contexts, from education to aging, from happiness to lying, from barefoot running to Facebook. Their research has been featured on the BBC, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Salon, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.

Websites: www.tracyalloway.com
www.docsalloway.com

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Lowell on April 25, 2011
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I am a tutor who bought this book hoping it would offer specific interventions for kids with working memory problems/ADD (inattentive type). Even though one might suppose from the title and publisher's info that there are interventions in the book, I felt that the author was basically saying that there is nothing that can be done to help. A much MUCH better book is Milton Dehn's Working Memory and Academic Learning. I haven't finished it yet, but Dr. Dehn offers more hope and help. I'm going to trade this one in for an Amazon gift card!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mb Brear on June 6, 2011
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Looking for an insightful, informative 'easy read' on the subject of Working Memory, what it is, how it affects the learning disabled and strategies to support? Then this is the book. Thoroughly enjoyable, well laid out pages and organized well - looks at dyslexia, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, dyscalculia and motor dyspraxia. Enjoyed the research and the 'science flashes'.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Digusted Amazon on July 18, 2013
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This book recommends a software for strengthening working memory in your child. After reading this book I signed my child up for the online program and we are half way through it. I think I see some growth in his ability to remember and follow more directions. I will follow up with another post when he goes back to school and I can get actual tangible results.
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By Kay Kuzich on April 6, 2014
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I bought the book to share with staff members in my school. The book was easy to read and digest, which is essential for busy teachers.
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By Janelle on July 24, 2014
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Very practical book with good up to date knowledge.
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