Evidence-Based Strategies for Supporting Working Memory During Intervention
Working memory difficulties are common in children with language disorders. It can be difficult for children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) to hold information in mind, especially when that information is verbal in nature. It is also true that difficulty with language itself can make it harder to retain things in working memory. Although evidence suggests that intervention directly targeting working memory does not convey an appreciable language or learning benefit, it is important to consider working memory or processing capacity during any intervention. By using strategies to avoid overloading working memory, the child will be more available for learning. Information will be processed more deeply, and higher quality representations will be created in long-term memory. In this webinar, we’ll review evidence-based strategies for supporting working memory and consider how best to incorporate them in intervention for children with DLD.
5 mins - Disclosures, Introduction
25 mins - Review of current research
50 mins - Objectives
1. Participants will be able to describe the impact of working memory load on language learning.
2. Participants will be able to identify activities that increase or decrease working memory load and why.
3. Participants will be able to name strategies for supporting working memory, and describe how they can be incorporated in intervention.
30 mins - Results and Recommendations
10 mins - Q&A
ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs,
CA SLPAHB: 2 hrs
CMH: 2 hrs
- Participants will be able to describe the impact of working memory load on language learning.
- Participants will be able to identify activities that increase or decrease working memory load and why.
- Participants will be able to name strategies for supporting working memory, and describe how they can be incorporated in intervention.
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
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