Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Working Memory In Children

Working Memory (CABC-WM) is a computer-based battery designed to assess different components of working memory in young school-age children. Working memory deficits have been identified in children with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia and language impairment but it is not clear whether these children exhibit deficits in subcomponents of working memory, such as visuospatial or phonological working memory. The CABC-WM is administered on a desktop computer with a touchscreen interface and was specifically developed to be engaging and motivating for children. Although the long-term goal of the CABC-WM is to provide individualized working memory profiles in children, the present study focuses on the initial success and utility of the CABC-WM for measuring central executive, visuospatial, phonological loop, and binding constructs in children with typical development. Immediate next steps are to administer the CABC-WM to children with specific language impairment, dyslexia, and comorbid specific language impairment and dyslexia. Working memory is the limited capacity system that enables an individual to mentally hold and manipulate incoming information while completing cognitive tasks. Individual differences in working memory impact cognitive, scholastic, and professional performance in adults and children. Despite the connection between working memory and learning, few diagnostic tools are available to comprehensively assess working memory in children. This information can be published in our peer-reviewed journal with impact factors and are calculated using citations not only from research articles but also review articles (which tend to receive more citations), editorials, letters, meeting abstracts, short communications, and case reports. The inclusion of these publications provides the opportunity for editors and publishers to manipulate the ratio used to calculate the impact factor and try to increase their number rapidly. The impact factor plays a major role in the particular journal. Journal with higher impact factor is considered to be more important than other ones.

Relevant Topics in Neuroscience & Psychology