Working Memory and
Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention
This workshop begins by explaining working memory
subprocesses: phonological/verbal, visual/spatial, and executive.
Research-established relationships between working memory and different types of
academic learning are emphasized, followed by recommendations for assessing
working memory through observations, rating scales, cognitive tests, and memory
scales. The remainder of the workshop focuses on strategies and interventions,
as well as effective instructional principles that support the working memory
limitations of all learners.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
- Define and describe the dimensions of working memory
and its role in cognitive processing.
- Identify the relationships working memory has with
reading, mathematics, and written language.
- Explain how several standardized instruments can be
used to assess working memory.
- Identify some research-based effective strategies and
interventions for working memory deficiencies.
About Dr. Dehn:
Milton Dehn, Ed.D., NCSP, is a
internationally recognized speaker on cognitive processing assessment, working
memory, and childrenís memory impairments. Dr. Dehnís career has been divided
between university teaching in a graduate school psychology program and
practicing school psychology in schools and a private practice setting. He is
also the co-founder and program director of Schoolhouse Tutoring, an agency that
provides tutoring and remedial instruction for children with learning and memory
problems. Dr. Dehn is the author of Essentials of Processing Assessment,
Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention, and
Long-Term Memory Problems in Children and Adolescents: Assessment, Intervention,
and Effective Instruction.