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Boosting Working Memory for Kids with Learning Differences

Season 2 | Episode 10
Airdate: July 2022

Maybe this sounds familiar: Friends are coming over for a visit and you issue clean-up orders to your child. Stash your toys in your toy box. Scoop up your clothes and put them in the hamper. And take out the garbage. Sometime later, the doorbell rings, and as you snake through the house you notice toys littering the floor, pajamas serving as area rugs, and the kitchen trash can erupting like Mount Vesuvius. And there’s your rugrat standing in the distance giggling at TikTok videos. Maybe you’ve got a disobedient child on your hands. Or maybe your child’s inability to stay on track signals something else: a sign of poor working memory. Research suggests some 15% of children struggle with poor working memory. It’s an issue that can impact their success in the classroom. The good news is, that there are ways to beef up working memory skills right at home. On this episode, you’ll meet a mom who details who understands working memory issues are more than absent-mindedness. Next, our panel of experts will offer actionable strategies that parents can use to strengthen their child’s working memory. Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” Tova Sherman, whose ADHD has helped turn her into an Energizer Bunny for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the disabled community.