About this Course
Working Memory is one of the most important cognitive skills for every child to master. This "memory-in-action" is what gives kids the ability to remember the rules of a game while they are playing it, or recall instructions from a teacher while completing an assignment. Children who have trouble with their Working Memory skills will often have difficulty remembering their teachers’ instructions, recalling the rules to a game, or completing other tasks that involve actively calling up important information.
In this series of four live, online workshop sessions, your child will build Working Memory skills with brain training games and activities, while learning about some practical, useful technologies that can help them support their working memory needs at school.
The session schedule is as follows:
About LearningWorks Live
LearningWorks for Kids Live's Skills Workshops are a brand new home-based program that helps your child better develop executive functions and social and emotional learning skills while playing games and learning apps with a group of peers. This program provides kids ages 8-15 who are struggling with learning challenges (including those affected by ADHD, autism, or other learning issues) with an opportunity to spend their screen time practicing skills such as Organization, Flexibility, Working Memory and more in a fun Video Game and App based way. They will learn the basics of these skills, and learn ways to use them in their everyday lives such as at school and home.
Your child will be teamed up with Our Gamer Guides (upper level students from the University of Rhode Island with backgrounds in psychology and game-based learning) that will teach and practice these skills through an online group based setting. Our main focus is to have fun in a safe environment while finding ways to sprinkle in strategies that help kids connect game-based skills to real world learning.