by Daniel B. Berch
Reprinted from Working-Memory-and-Education - Introduction to Working Memory
(WM), D. B. Berch
, Retrieved November 17, 2010, from http://working-memory-and-education.wikispaces.com/ Introduction+to+Working+Memory+(WM).
As I have described elsewhere (Berch, 2008), a particularly representative example of such a measure is the Backward Digit Span task in which a random string of number words is spoken by the examiner (e.g., saying "seven, two, five, eight . . ."), and the child must try to repeat the sequence in reverse order.
, D. B. (2008).
Working memory and mathematical cognitive development: Limitations of limited-capacity resource models.
Developmental Neuropsychology, 33 , 427446.
Daniel B. Berch, Ph.D. , is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.
has authored assorted articles and book chapters on children's numerical cognition and mathematical learning disabilities, and is senior editor of the book (co-edited by Dr. Michèle Mazzocco), Why Is Math So Hard for Some Children?
The Nature and Origins of Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Disabilities . Dr. Berch served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel commissioned by President George W. Bush and is a member of the National Center for Learning Disabilities Professional Advisory Board.