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Re: Large discrepancy re Working memory
 Author: Tiz Me  Date:   22-02-09 11:39 Thats great news that things have improved - shame about the school though. I find writing by hand to be painful and mentally exhausting so I really sympathise with children who have issues with it that are being required to write by hand day after day, week after week, term after term. It SHOULD be illegal to make kids with those sorts of issues to do any more writing by hand than is absolutely necessary in order to learn to write by hand if they are in a situation that requires it. Keyboards are compatible with VS so there is a better option. I found the reading test REALLY interesting to do. I read though - very carefully I thought and it turned out I still made substitutions (when/then etc) fairly randomly. When asked questions on the passage of text I was absolutely clueless, and already tired just from the reading although there wasnt actually that much to read. Coding was equally taxing - although I didnt make mistakes I got hardly any done - and obvious problem in the conventional school system. Symbol Search was also interesting .... and that along with the "working memory" verbal subtests gave me a very new insight into perceived "poor memory". It is ASSUMED that these are done using STAM (Short Term Auditory Memory) ..... as the "working memory" score indicates .... however, I discovered that is actually highly unlikely in the case of Spatial individuals. The difficulty I had was actually the result of "accumulation" - retention of information that would not be expected to be retained if using the STAM - and there was no discernible chronological order - suggesting that I was actually working entirely out of what we consider to be "long term spatial memory". Rather than "switching" between the two I was trying to use the long term spatial memory as if it was the "STAM". It seems to me that such an observation has profound implications in terms of how we could/should teach spatial children and how we perceive their memories. Yet, it seems to get no attention at all.
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tra08 03-09-08 15:53
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Sue 27-07-09 12:09
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