Putting the Memory to Work!
Practical strategies to identify children’s difficulties with working memory, strengthen the use of their working memory capacity, and make learning more accessible for them


Preparation for taking part in the online session

Before you take part in the interactive online session, please ensure you have the following resources prepared.

Session 1

Build_a_brain – electronic activity designed to be downloaded to a device



Session 2

QFT working memory

Have 4 coloured pencils/ highlighter pens to hand, each of a different colour (red, orange, blue and green if you have them)


Course evaluation


Slides & handouts

Session 1:

Session 2:


Resources and web links






Example strategy using expanded noun phrases

Blank QFTS template

Understanding QFTS

Cogmed: Cogmed

Memory Fix: Buy Memory Fix Games And Activity Kit | TTS (

Visual and auditory memory skills books from LDA:

Visual memory skills from LDA

Auditory memory skills from LDA


Talking Tins:

Target ladders: working memory and auditory processing




Further reading



Is Working Memory the New IQ

Working memory capacity – facets of a cognitive ability

Working memory capacity explains reasoning ability



Course evaluation



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