A Game-Based Working Memory Intervention for Deaf Children

  • Terezinha Nunes
  • Rossana Barros
  • Deborah Evans
  • Diana Burman
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 280)


Working memory (WM) is the ability to keep information in mind and use this information to guide behavior in the absence of external cues. This ability is required in a variety of school tasks and is therefore an important cognitive skill for educational success. Children who have difficulties in learning mathematics in primary school have lower scores in WM tasks (Gathercole & Pickering, 2000; Pickering & Gathercole, 2001; Passolunghi & Siegel, 2003; Barrouillet & Lépine, 2005). WM is a longitudinal predictor of children’s difficulties in learning mathematics (Geary et al, 2000; Fuchs et al., 2005) even after controlling for children’s general intelligence (Nunes et al, 2007; Nunes, Bryant, Barros, & Sylva, 2011).


Work Memory Cochlear Implant Work Memory Task Deaf Child Metacognitive Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terezinha Nunes
    • 1
  • Rossana Barros
    • 1
  • Deborah Evans
    • 1
  • Diana Burman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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