Working Memory and Special Educational Needs


We had the wonderful opportunity to share with staff at Keystone Academy, a wonderful academy that supports students with learning needs.

Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • Why working memory is the number one classroom skill
  • How a poor working memory is a common thread in learning difficulties, including in those with Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia
  • Why it is more important than IQ
  • How focusing on working memory can improve learning
  • We also talked about how small but crucial tweaks in lifestyle-like what your children eat and how much they sleep-can pay big dividends at school.