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Results from the Memory Genius Pilot so far….


In 2014, Genius Within CIC were commissioned to deliver two pilot courses addressing the needs of prisoners with working memory difficulties.  Working memory is a fundamental intellectual process, which is affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, head injury substance misuse and more.  Your working memory usually allows you to remember between 5 and 9 things at any one time – for example if someone tells you a telephone number or a series of directions you will notice how many you can […]

What is Phonological Processing?

You may have heard of the term phonological processing and you may have even been told that you have weak phonological processing skills, but what does it mean exactly?

We all have a phonological processing system which is used to process basic word sounds. These basic word sounds are called phonemes. This is what children tend to learn when they first start school; for example, for the letter B they may say “ber” instead of “bee”. These phonemes are put together […]

Working memory – what was I going to say?

Do you ever find while you are doing your work a thought comes to mind, but by the time you have finished what you were doing in order to concentrate on that thought, it has disappeared? This happens a lot, especially for those who have dyslexia and dyspraxia. People with dyslexia and dyspraxia often suffer with poor Working Memory. Working Memory is anything that you can keep in your attention and work with at any one time.

For people with a […]