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.

Working Memory, Dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment

Working memory, dyslexia and specific language impairment

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should have a good understanding of two disorders that most researchers agree are somewhat overlapping: dyslexia and specific language impairment. You should be able to describe the types of working memory difficulties that are characteristic of both disorders, along with key evidence to support these conclusions. Although working memory difficulties in dyslexia and specific language impairment appear to involve verbal memory problems, ...

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