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The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster Paperback – July 22, 2014
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"The Working Memory Advantage is at its best—and its best is very good—when the Alloways provide exercises to stretch working memory...[they] make a compelling case that working memory can be strengthened through 'small but crucial tweaks in your daily habits.' It’s a lesson worth remembering." (Psychology Today)
About the Author
Tracy Alloway, PhD, 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. She is an expert on working memory and education, and developed the internationally recognized Alloway Working Memory Assessment. She writes a blog for Psychology Today.
Ross Alloway, PhD, CEO of Memosyne Ltd., brings working memory training to educators and parents. Ross developed Jungle Memory, used by thousands of students in over twenty countries.
Together, they edited an academic book on working memory (Psychology Press) and 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 BBC, ABC News, Huffington Post, Salon, The Washington Post, and Newsweek. They have lived in El Salvador, Scotland, and currently live in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Other research has produced mixed results as to whether working memory can be improved to the extent that it helps children in academic setting. What really bugs me is that this book seems to promote a product that was not developed independently and that was not validated independently.
Try The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children by Torkel Klingberg for a more unbiased approach.
The book toughts their "Jungle Memory" program so often that it feels like I'm listening to an infomercial to market their program than an attempt to educate their readers.
I wouldn't throw out the baby with the bath water - if you can read between the lines there is a good amount of useful and practical information included in this book. Happened, I agree with the other commenter who recommended Torkel Klingberg's books (I've read both and especially like the Learning Brain).