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Pupils hit by memory issue

29th February 2008

Research carried out by a team from Durham University has suggested that one in 10 children might have a “working memory� impairment that causes them to do less well than expected at school.

The experts found the problem in 10% of more than 3,000 schoolchildren across all ages but fear that half a million primary school children could be affected. They say teachers rarely identify the impairment – which involves remembering things such as verbal instructions, names or telephone numbers - and often tend to label pupils as being unmotivated daydreamers.

 

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Article Information

Title: Pupils hit by memory issue
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5830
Date Added: 29th Feb 2008

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