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dc.contributor.authorMammarella, Irene Cen
dc.contributor.authorCaviola, Saraen
dc.contributor.authorGiofrè, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorSzűcs, Dénesen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-01T09:33:15Z
dc.date.available2018-06-01T09:33:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-06en
dc.identifier.issn0261-510X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/276426
dc.description.abstractThis study examined visual, spatial-sequential, and spatial-simultaneous working memory (WM) performance in children with mathematical learning disability (MLD) and low mathematics achievement (LMA) compared with typically developing (TD) children. Groups were matched on reading decoding performance and verbal intelligence. Besides statistical significance testing, we used bootstrap confidence interval estimation and computed effect sizes. Children were individually tested with six computerized tasks, two for each visuospatial WM subcomponent. We found that both MLD and LMA children had low visuospatial WM function in both spatial-simultaneous and spatial-sequential WM tasks. The WM deficit was most expressed in MLD children and less in LMA children. This suggests that WM scores are distributed along a continuum with TD children achieving top scores and MLD children achieving low scores. The theoretical and practical significance of findings is discussed. Statement of Contribution What is already known on this subject? Working memory plays an important role in mathematical achievement. Children with mathematical learning disability (MLD) usually have low working memory resources. Conflicting results have been reported concerning the role of VSWM in individuals with MLD. What the present study adds? Children with different degree of impairment in math achievement and typically developing children were tested. Visual, spatial-sequential, and spatial-simultaneous working memory tasks were examined. Only spatial-sequential and spatial-simultaneous working memory tasks discriminated the two impairments groups.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectMemory, Short-Termen
dc.subjectSpace Perceptionen
dc.subjectVisual Perceptionen
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectDyscalculiaen
dc.subjectSpatial Memoryen
dc.subjectAcademic Successen
dc.titleThe underlying structure of visuospatial working memory in children with mathematical learning disability.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage235
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameThe British journal of developmental psychologyen
prism.startingPage220
prism.volume36en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.23728
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/bjdp.12202en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06en
dc.contributor.orcidMammarella, Irene C [0000-0002-6986-4793]
dc.contributor.orcidCaviola, Sara [0000-0002-4556-3179]
dc.identifier.eissn2044-835X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-08-18


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