Language and Communication Difficulties in Children: Three Recent Studies The authors of the first paper I will discuss, "The cognitive and behavioral characteristics of children with low working memory" ( Alloway , Gathercole , Kirkwood, & Elliot, 2009) studied children identified as having low working memory (the part of the memory that stores intermediate information needed in cognition). The first study to focus on low working memory, it began by using tests of verbal working memory to identify a group of 319 students ( Alloway et al., 2009, p. 609). This group was then given the Automated Working Memory Assessment, testing both verbal and visuospatial working memory. Their learning ability, general ability, behavior, and...The end:
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