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Using the highly influential working memory framework as a guide, this textbook provides a clear comparison of the memory development of typically developing children with that of atypical children. The emphasis on explaining methodology throughout the book gives students a real understanding about the way experiments are carried out and how to critically evaluate experimental research.
The first half of the book describes the working memory model and goes on to consider working memory development in typically developing children. The second half of the book considers working memory development in several different types of atypical populations who have intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disorders. In addition, the book considers how having a developmental disorder and/or intellectual disabilities may have separate or combined effects on the development of working memory.
The Development of Working Memory in Children is for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in development/child psychology, cognitive development and developmental disorders.
Lucy Henry is Professor of Psychology at London South Bank University and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.
Introduction The Working Memory Model How Is Working-Memory Measured? Working Memory and Typical Development: Part One Working Memory and Typical Development: Part Two Working Memory in Children with Intellectual Disabilities Working Memory, Dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment Working Memory in Children with Down's Syndrome and Williams Syndrome Working Memory in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Concluding Comments