Join me for this episode as I talk to Dr. Lisa Archibald, a speech and language pathologist and university professor/researcher at Western University in London, Ontario. Lisa talks about the importance of work memory for everyday tasks at home and at school as well as how it might be difficult to differentiate a working memory disorder from a language disorder. Lisa discusses some strategies that parents, speech-language pathologists and teachers may want to use with children in order to help them with their memory. She talks about how some tasks may put a high demand on a child's working memory or cognitive load and how that same task might be easy for another child.
You can find out more about Lisa's Language and Working Memory lab by visiting her website. Lisa was also a guest speaker on TVO Parents. You can watch the short video clip here:
Lisa talks about important teacher accommodations that might be part of a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) such as the use of visual cues, written cards or reminders, pre-teaching vocabulary, salience, etc.
Some of Lisa's favorite resources on this topic are available here:
#WesternDLD2 projects: https://www.uwo.ca/fhs/lwm/teaching/dld2.html
in particular this YouTube video provides great information on Working memory.
The Collaborative Classroom is also a great website.
This thesis has a lot of very useful information for teachers and educational professionals: "How do teachers teach students with working memory impairments in the regular classroom? A grounded theory approach"
As well as the following DLDandMe blog and the article: Working memory and language learning: A review, both authored by Lisa.
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher, hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.