Holmes, et al., (2015) Research Informs our Understanding of How Working Memory Relates to English Language Learning (ELL) and What Role Cogmed Can Play
Presenter: Peter C. Entwistle, PhD
Holmes, et al., (2015) focused upon using Cogmed with students identified with low language abilities. This data is integrated into this webinar. This webinar will provide a broader conceptual framework by differentiating between working memory, short term memory and long term memory. We will also establish why working memory is important for ELL. A limited working memory can impeded the process of skill acquisition in ADHD and we argue possibly in the case of English Language Learning. We will discuss how poor WM affects skill acquisition and the developmental trajectory in children with ADHD. We will argue for a similar risk for English Language Learners who are limited by their working memory capacity in the acquisition of English. Although this is an exploratory webinar Holmes et al., (2015) study provides additional evidence for the salience of this link.
Date: Feb 23, 2016 - Time: 11:00 AM EST