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Problem Solving and Working Memory Updating Difficulties in a Group of Poor Comprehenders

Cornoldi, C and Drusi, S and Tencati, C and Giofré, D and Mirandola, C (2012) Problem Solving and Working Memory Updating Difficulties in a Group of Poor Comprehenders. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 11 (1). pp. 39-44. ISSN 1945-8959

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Abstract

Problem-solving abilities, text comprehension, and working memory updating were investigated in 25 8–year-old children with a specific difficulty at comprehending written texts (i.e., poor comprehenders) and 25 control children matched for gender, age, schooling, and reading decoding ability. Poor comprehenders revealed to be less competent not only in the tasks that required a good text comprehension but also in problem-solving and updating tasks. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for educational settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Science
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 10:12
DOI or Identification number: 10.1891/1945-8959.11.1.39
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2759

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