Introduction to the Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children Purpose The purpose of this article is to introduce the LSHSS Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children. All the articles in this clinical forum concern the nature of working memory and its relationship to language and academic skills. Method The introduction provides a basic overview of working ... Introduction
Introduction  |   July 05, 2018
Introduction to the Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ronald B. Gillam
    Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Utah State University, Logan
  • Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
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  • Correspondence to Ronald B. Gillam: ron.gillam@usu.edu
  • Editor-in-Chief: Shelley Gray
    Editor-in-Chief: Shelley Gray×
  • Publisher Note: This article is part of the Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children.
    Publisher Note: This article is part of the Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children.×
Article Information
Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children / Introduction
Introduction   |   July 05, 2018
Introduction to the Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2018, Vol. 49, 337-339. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-WMCLD-18-0056
History: Received April 9, 2018 , Accepted April 10, 2018
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2018, Vol. 49, 337-339. doi:10.1044/2018_LSHSS-WMCLD-18-0056
History: Received April 9, 2018; Accepted April 10, 2018

Purpose The purpose of this article is to introduce the LSHSS Clinical Forum: Working Memory in School-Age Children. All the articles in this clinical forum concern the nature of working memory and its relationship to language and academic skills.

Method The introduction provides a basic overview of working memory and its importance for explicit and implicit learning and highlights the topics of the 8 articles that comprise the clinical forum.

Conclusion The articles in this clinical forum provide readers with important information about the current state of our understanding of working memory and its importance for understanding the language and academic skills of school-age children developing typically and those with language and learning difficulties. Articles in this forum also address the practical implications of this knowledge for assessment and intervention.

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