Working Memory: A Refresher! presented by Diane Long, EDD, MOTR/L
>November 17, 2020 - 7:00PM - 8:30PM EDT
We use working memory every day for multiple tasks whenever we are doing a task that requires simultaneous mental processing and retention of information. Many aspects of reading, writing, math, socializing, and visual interpretation of our surroundings require some use of our working memory. This presentation will be a refresher of concepts pertinent to working memory in relation to how it develops, how it contributes to learning, and how we can help children improve their skills.
Learning Objectives: 1.Understand some theories about the developmental aspects of working memory; 2. Understand how working memory contributes to learning, socializing, and task completion; 3. Learn strategies for improving working memory skills for children.
About the presenter
Dr. Diane Long, EDD, MOTR/L is an associate professor and serves as the Chair of Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College and author of Trunks: The Game of Motor Memory. School-based and pediatric occupational therapy were the primary focus of Professor Long's clinical career and she brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience to the classroom. Since joining Ithaca College as a full-time faculty member in 1998, she has coordinated and taught courses about human development, pediatric theory and treatment, and school-based practice. In addition, Dr. Long's extensive experience in clinical management enables her to share real world issues with students about working in private practice.
Diane is a longtime friend of Therapro, having previously presented several Saturday Seminars: