Here are some key findings from my government-funded projects on the link between Working Memory and education:

Working memory predicts learning success.
— Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Working memory determines grades. It measures potential to learn, rather than what has already been learned.

Working memory impacts all areas of learning from kindergarten to college.
— British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Working memory is an important cognitive skill for success in English, Math, and Science, and all areas of learning. This pattern is the same in studies with kindergartners, students in grade school, and in high school.

1 in 10 students have poor working memory.
— Child Development

In a government-funded study of over 3000 students, I found that 10% of students had working memory problems that led to learning difficulties in the classroom.

A student with poor working memory will not ‘catch up’ with their peers.
— European Journal of Psychological Assessment

Without support, a student with low working memory will continue to struggle. In a study with high schoolers, I found that teenagers who were diagnosed with poor working memory were still performing very poorly in school compared to peers two years later.

Working Memory CAN be trained!
— Journal of Interactive Learning Research

Brain training is a growing and exciting new area - there is a lot of evidence of the brain’s plasticity: that it can actually change-shrink or grow, depending on what we do. Clinical trials with Jungle Memory suggest improvements in Working Memory, IQ, and learning outcomes. WATCH.