Effective dyslexia remediation specifically designed for older struggling readers (age 7+).

Measuring Working Memory Span

by Mathew H. Gendle, Michael R. Ransom

The present report describes a procedure for measuring working memory span using the SIMON, a commercially available electronic game. This procedure was utilized to assess workng memory span in a sample of college age adults (N=94), and normative data gathered from this sample is provided. Across four trials occurring iin succession, with 30 s rest periods between each trial, performance on the SIMON was resistant to habituation, practice effects, and proactive interference across trials. No gender differences in performance were uncovered. The SIMON game holds potential value as a rapid and portable measure of working memory span in adults, and it appears to have psychometric properties similar to that of the Knox Cube Test and the Corsi Block Tapping task.

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  • Contribute with scientific and overall integrity.
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DYNAREAD: Grounded in Reality

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Dynaread has been developed in the trenches of actual remediation, with our feet firmly planted on the ground. Scientific research is essential (and we consistently use it), but we also understand the realities at home and in school. Not all homes have two parents, not all Dad's or Mom's are always home, there is oftentimes no money, schools lack staff or funding. We listen, we observe, we discuss, and we build the best solutions we can for older (ages 7+) struggling readers.

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