Working Memory Clinic
IMPROVE MEMORY, IMPROVE LEARNING, IMPROVE GRADES .
A large number of children and adults suffer from verbal short-term and working memory problems, many are also diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ASD or Speech and Language Disorder. WM weaknesses can, however, occur independently and be the primary cause of an individual's difficulties with learning.
What is Working Memory?
Psychologists use the term ‘working memory’ to describe the ability we have to hold in mind and mentally manipulate information over short periods of time.’ Gathercole and Alloway in ‘Understanding Working Memory'According to research by Tracy Packiam Alloway “Working memory predicts learning success.”(Journal of Experimental Child Psychology)
Working memory determines grades. It measures potential to learn, rather than what has already been learned.
“Working memory impacts all areas of learning from kindergarten to college'(British Journal of Developmental Psychology.)
Training Working Memory
So here come the controversial part, some research suggests that working memory can be trained using computer programmes that the child or adult works independently through however others suggest that any gains made on such programmes are not generalised into everyday learning and the only way for improvements to be made is working with a skilled Specialist who helps the client to develop a range of strategies to improve working memory and utilise these in everyday life, both in the classroom, at home and in the work environment.
What we offer
We offer therapy blocks for improving working memory working 1;1 with a therapist using interactive tools, games and activities.
At the dittas working memory clinic, we offer assessments for short-term and working verbal memory and visual memory. These are suitable for ages 5-55. We do not offer assessments to individuals with neurological damage such as that caused by a stroke, head injury or suspected dementia. If in doubt about your suitability or the suitability of the assessment for your child please contact us. Clients attending for support do not have to undertake an assessment prior to the training although it can he helpful.
Blocks of working memory therapy start at just £360 for six hours of memory training.
Book a. ten-hour block and get eleven hours for £600
Assessment of Memory using the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning 2 ( WRAML) takes about an hour and looks at short-term verbal memory, working memory, visual memory and delayed recall. A short written summary of findings is provided after the assessment