How We Improve Working Memory

Online working memory training for children

Working memory is a critical cognitive skill that impacts attention, IQ, executive function, reading and listening comprehension. We improve working memory using brain training software.

Skills Helped

improve working memoryOur working memory training takes an integrated approach. We improve working memory and related processing, sequencing and attentions skills in isolation and together.

Our program targets:

  • Accurate listening and reading. In many cases, a working memory issue in children is actually a capture issue — it was not forgotten, but rather, it was not heard accurately in the first place, due to weak auditory processing skills.
  • Selective attention. Working memory deficits cause inattentiveness or an inability to resist distractions while capturing information, listening or reading.
  • Retention. Once captured, information needs to be held and processed. Our program boosts the amount and complexity of information that can be held, and the retention span, with escalating distractions, replicating in class and homework scenarios.
  • IQ. Working memory enables the juggling and comparing of facts, crucial to problem solving and critical thinking. If you can improve working memory, gains in fluid intelligence, the ability to think quickly and reason abstractly, are likely.
  • Processing efficiency. Learning requires the capacity to think about the content, to relate it to existing knowledge or understanding. Our working memory program builds this learning efficiency.

Working Memory Training Benefits

Better grades and test scores. The improved ability to retain a question while scanning multiple choice answers is a major source of better grades.

Improved reading comprehension. Improved working memory helps retention of material while reading and cuts down on the need to re-read text.

Improved focus and attention stamina. Retaining more of what a teacher says makes it more interesting and so easier to stay engaged.

Better listening skills. One of the earliest changes parents report to us is a new-found ability of their child to follow their directions.

Program Details

Fast ForWord, is online with remote supervision. The way to improve working memory and other cognitive skills is step by step. Fast ForWord’s neuroscience-based exercises are adaptive, adding speed and complexity at the student’s own pace, gradually lifting working memory and related skills to their maximum potential.
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