Tag: Working Memory

What Is Maths Anxiety? And Can Your Child Overcome It?

What Is Maths Anxiety

Takeaway: Maths anxiety is a feeling of stress and fear that some children develop around anything to do with maths. It begins with an initial bad maths experience and gets better or worse depending on the other people in a child’s life. To help, we can teach children to become aware of the anxiety and develop key emotional regulation skills. Read More

How Will Working-Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child?

How Will Working Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child

Takeaway: Working memory issues make it harder for your child to pay attention to things. And this affects how she learns, socialises, and lives her life. Although we can’t magically improve her working memory, there’s a lot we can do to help her adapt. And this can radically change her quality of life.  Read More

How Does Poor Working Memory Impact Your Child’s Life?

How Does Poor Working Memory Impact Your Childs Life

Takeaway: Working memory is the short-term storage your child uses to make sense of the world. Poor working memory will make school harder for her, might chip away at her self-esteem, and could complicate her emotional life. And over the years, these issues can snowball, causing long-term damage. But with the help of a skilled specialist, your child can learn tools and techniques to help address these challenges. Read More

Is Your Child’s ‘Working Memory’ Holding Her Back?

child working memory

Takeaway: Working memory helps us process and use information — much life RAM in a computer. So, poor working memory makes it harder for children to succeed at school and in life. But once they understand the basics of working memory, they can adapt and become more efficient learners. Read More

‘Executive Functions’: The Tiny Manager in Your Child’s Head

executive functions

Takeaway: To navigate her life, your child needs the various parts of her brain to work as a team. And mental processes called ‘executive functions’ do this coordinating, sort of like a tiny manager in your child’s brain. The three core functions are (1) impulse control, (2) working memory, and (3) mental flexibility. And if these stop working, life becomes so much harder. That’s why we need to diagnose executive-function difficulties early, so we can control them before they have any long-term effects.   Read More