Working memory difficulties



This ebooklet provides a brief overview of working memory difficulties and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom.  Strategies can be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and psychologist’s reports.

These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

  • Help the child to believe in their capabilities
  • Build attention skills and monitor learning
  • Reduce the load on working memory
  • Promote oral language and phonological skills
  • Use meaningful and purposeful learning activities
  • Teach strategy development and personal organisation
  • Build long-term memory
  • Play games
  • Resources