Preventing early academic problems by improving working memory: Translational randomised trial [ 2011 - 2014 ]

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Researchers: Prof Melissa Wake (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Peter Anderson Prof Susan Gathercole A/Pr Lisa Gold A/Pr Gehan Roberts

Brief description Learning difficulties are common and can cause school failure and poor self-esteem. They are associated with specific problems with temporarily remembering and using information (‘working memory’). Research suggests that improving working memory might improve academic achievement. We will study this intervention in a large group of primary school children who have poor working memory. If successful, the intervention will provide a way to improve the learning skills of these high-risk children.

Funding Amount $AUD 831,085.11

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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