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The working memory rating scale: A classroom-based behavioral assessment of working memory

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JournalLearning and individual differences
DatePublished - Jun 2009
Issue number2
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)242-245
Original languageEnglish


The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS), an observer-based rating scale that reflects behavioral difficulties of children with poor working memory. The findings indicate good internal reliability and adequate psychometric properties for use as a screening tool by teachers. Higher (i.e., more problematic) teacher ratings on the WMRS were associated with lower memory scores on direct assessments of working memory skills, as measured by the Automated Working Memory Assessment (AWMA) and the WISC-IV Working Memory Index. The use of the WMRS will allow educators to draw on their expertise in the classroom for early detection of children with working memory failures. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Working memory, Behavior, Automated Working Memory Assessment, Teacher ratings, EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS, TEACHERS RATINGS, SCHOOL, CHILDREN

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