The Development of Working Memory in Children
- Lucy Henry - City University London, UK
Using the highly influential working memory framework as a guide, this textbook provides a clear comparison of the memory development of typically developing children with that of atypical children. The emphasis on explaining methodology throughout the book gives students a real understanding about the way experiments are carried out and how to critically evaluate experimental research.
The first half of the book describes the working memory model and goes on to consider working memory development in typically developing children. The second half of the book considers working memory development in several different types of atypical populations who have intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disorders. In addition, the book considers how having a developmental disorder and/or intellectual disabilities may have separate or combined effects on the development of working memory.
The Development of Working Memory in Children is for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in developmental/child psychology, cognitive development, and developmental disorders.
The course that I am teaching does not directly explore the development of working memory in children. Nevertheless, I still recommend this book to my students as it provides essential information on the speech processing with respect to the working memory load. In accordance with the methods and techniques that are described in great detail in this book, my students can predict certain strategic effects, or even outcomes, of the prospective experiments.
I am most certainly going to employ this book as essential reading in the first language acquisition course.
Comprehensive text, a great introduction for undergraduate students. Lots of information about atypical development making it a valuable resource for those working as SENCOs or supporting young children in practice.
A detailed summary of the key research in the field , which is also considered in relation to a number of different SENs
This book draws together a range of theories and models on the working memory. It is an extremely comprehensive and accessible study, which is useful at all stages of education, not just children. The comparison of how working memory develops in children with different learning difficulties and disabilities makes for fascinating reading and helps to provide insight into how poor working memory can impact on learning.
Very useful book for anyone working with primary school -aged children
A very clear and well-organised book. Baddeley's working memory model is shown and explained clearly. Throughout, the book focuses on typically developing working memory and that of those with atypical development which is very useful, particularly for my MA Dyslexia Research and Practice. A very useful resource.
A detailed analysis from a positivist position.
I would recommend this book to all practitioners working in the primary sector.
A very interesting book useful for students studying at foundation degree level
Excellent detail and discussion of models of working memory, measurement and development of working memory, that is appropriate for students on Master's degrees. Boxes give relevant examples that help to clarify / support the discussion making it accessible also for students working at undergraduate level. Reference is made to the key research in the field. The discussion of working memory in relation to specific learning difficulties is particularly useful for dyslexia courses.