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Written by Susan Milliones on October 16, 2021

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Connecting With Students With Working Memory Challenges

Have you noticed anyone who has difficulty recalling facts and information? Do you notice problems with attention and focus? Maybe your  student has working memory challenges. In this post we will show you how to connect with students who have working memory challenges. First, we will shed light on what working memory is. Then, we will describe how it impacts students. Finally, we will give you a sneak peek into our Guide for Connecting Cognitive Impacts to Instructional Strategies.

How to know if your student has a working memory challenge

If the student has an IEP, look at the psychological evaluation. The scale scores chart will show you. If you need help, just ask your school psychologist. If there is no IEP, use observations to hypothesize a problem statement for an MTSS plan. Here are some things to look for…

Now you know how to connect with students who have working memory challenges. Try these strategies and monitor progress to see how your student responds.

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