Working Memory is the cognitive ability to remember information and to incorporate this information into completing complex tasks. It is the bedrock of all executive functions because of how it influences the others. It is a key component to successful learning and helps us remember what to focus on to solve problems. Individuals with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD often have working memory deficits that can impede progress toward reaching academic and social-emotional growth. We rely on working memory for a variety of tasks:
Given the neuroplasticity of the brain, working memory can be improved. Cogmed Working Memory Training and Executive Function Coaching are research-based tools that can help achieve this growth.
I am a licensed teacher and hold a BA in Psychology and an MA in Special Education with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education. My passion and expertise is in designing academic and social-emotional supports for children who think and learn differently.
I have held a variety of roles in the education field such as a Classroom Teacher, Gifted and Talented Specialist, and Academic Language Therapist providing specialized instruction to dyslexic learners. Coaching children with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences that are marked by working memory deficits are at the center of my mission.
Here at Lotus our intention is never to “fix” a child, but to provide practical solutions to help him or her achieve meaningful goals. Our coaching sessions are firmly grounded in a child’s strengths and work to cultivate motivation. The brain is remarkably ripe with possibilities and given the right tools and encouragement, every child is poised for growth. I would love the opportunity to help your child actualize this.
Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about Cogmed and how Lotus CSG’s individualized coaching sessions can help. I can’t wait to connect with you!
Lotus Cognitive Solutions Group, LLC
Founder + Coach