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Nonword repetition and word learning: The nature of the relationship
  • S. Gathercole
  • Psychology
  • Applied Psycholinguistics
  • 27 September 2006
This article presents a theoretical framework designed to accommodate core evidence that the abilities to repeat nonwords and to learn the phonological forms of new words are closely linked. BasicExpand
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Phonological memory deficits in language disordered children: Is there a causal connection? ☆
Abstract The phonological memory skills of a group of children with disordered language development were compared with those of two control groups, one group matched on verbal abilities and the otherExpand
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Is nonword repetition a test of phonological memory or long-term knowledge? It all depends on the nonwords
The extent to which children's performance on tests of nonword repetition is constrained by phonological working memory and long-term lexical knowledge was investigated in a longitudinal study of 70Expand
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Adaptive training leads to sustained enhancement of poor working memory in children.
Working memory plays a crucial role in supporting learning, with poor progress in reading and mathematics characterizing children with low memory skills. This study investigated whether theseExpand
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Cognitive approaches to the development of short-term memory
  • S. Gathercole
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 November 1999
The capacity to retain information for brief periods of time increases dramatically during the childhood years. The increases in temporary storage of speech-based material that take place in theExpand
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The structure of working memory from 4 to 15 years of age.
The structure of working memory and its development across the childhood years were investigated in children 4-15 years of age. The children were given multiple assessments of each component of theExpand
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Executive functions and achievements in school: Shifting, updating, inhibition, and working memory
Links have recently been established between measures of educational attainment and both verbal and visuo-spatial aspects of working memory. Relationships have also been identified between specificExpand
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Working Memory and Language
Introduction to Working Memory. The Development of Working Memory. Vocabulary Acquisition. Speech Production. Introduction to Reading Development. Phonological Processing and Reading Development.Expand
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Verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory in children: are they separable?
This study explored the structure of verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory in children between ages 4 and 11 years. Multiple tasks measuring 4 different memory components were used toExpand
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Short-term and working memory in specific language impairment.
BACKGROUND Investigations of the cognitive processes underlying specific language impairment (SLI) have implicated deficits in the storage and processing of phonological information, but to dateExpand
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