Why can't I remember what my parents just asked me to do? Why do I feel stressed out at school when the teacher is writing on the board and talking at the same time? And what can I do about it?
Working memory issues affect a huge proportion of kids with learning differences like ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ASD. These issues can make them feel frustrated or bored, as working memory and intelligence are two very different things. Kids with working memory problems can also act out in the classroom and at home.
In this child-friendly and authoritative guide, international working memory expert Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway walks you through what working memory is, what it feels like to have problems with your working memory, and what you can do about it. She presents key tips and strategies, such as the benefits of eating chocolate or of barefoot running, that will help children both at home and at school, and includes a section at the end for adults describing how we can test for working memory issues.
Working Memory in 'everyday speak'! This book is exactly what everyone wants - a potentially complex subject made simple with fascinating and meaningful examples! Tracy Alloway brings a wealth of knowledge and research on working memory into 'real life' situations. This book will be a sure hit!
— Gavin Reid, Nick Guise and Jennie Guise, Authors of the Big Book of Dyslexia
This book is a great resource. The visual and movement activities could be very useful for dyslexics. I enjoyed the inclusion of Tommy's stories, creating a personal style.
— Alais Winton, author of The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia and Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia
How Can I Remember All That? by Dr. Alloway is a simple yet profoundly useful book for a kid or parents learn simple ways to improve working memory. Both my son & I love chocolate. So, learning that cacao is beneficial to working memory makes us very happy. After reading this super easy to read book, We are certain that we all can incorporate at least a thing or two to improve our working memory.
— AnhViet “Charlie” Nguyen & Hien, Ho Co-inventors of ChalkWild Erasable Backpack
Who knew that learning about working memory could be so much fun?
— Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, NY Times Contributing Op-Ed Writer, Author of Everybody Lies (NYT Bestseller; Economist Best Books of the Year)
About the Author
Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is an award-winning psychologist, professor, author, and TEDx speaker. Dr. Alloway specializes in working memory and its role in learning.