Working Memory and Your Student

Why is working memory important to my student and how does it affect his/her school work?


  • Introduction to working memory
  • Effects of working memory on students with learning difficulties
  • Learning strategies for students with poor working memory
  • Support strategies for educators such as managing working memory load in the classroom and techniques for reducing the working memory demands


Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop you will understand:

  • how working memory affects children in their learning
  • the effects of working memory on children with learning difficulties
  • the implications for the student at school in managing working memory load in the classroom and ways to improve working memory


Target audience:

Educators (such as teachers, Allied Educators, tutors) of students in mainstream schools between the ages of 7 to 9.


About our Speaker: 

Before acquiring her Masters’ degree in Applied Psychology, Li Sha worked in a Special Education school with students with moderate to severe Intellectual Disability and Autism. She formulated and implemented strategies to help students with challenging behaviours to better manage their behaviours and emotions and to learn better in class. She also coached and guided teachers in implementing these strategies. Beside that, she was trained in Structured Teaching and was involved in ensuring that classrooms were well structured. Currently in private practice, Li Sha is using her experience with students with Intellectual Disability and Autism as well as skills she picked up from her Masters’ degree to help students with disabilities who are in mainstream schools. She works with them in a one-on-one setting on a wide range of areas including Mathematics, language and literacy as well as brushing up their executive functioning and social skills.




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