Occupational Therapy -> Executive Function -> Working Memory

Working Memory

Working memory is a skill used to retain information as we work through a task. Working memory is used in the following examples: completing a math problem, playing a game, having a conversation, cooking, and taking notes in class. Working memory is used throughout many daily activities and occupational therapists can address this skill in order to promote independence in individuals of all ages.

Activity List(s)

Visual Schedule Cards

Goal Bank

  • Cecilia will utilize compensatory strategies (e.g., write/draw items, repeat words, visualize) to increase verbal memory of 5 or more items during timed intervals (e.g., 5 minute up to 5 day) with 80% accuracy and moderate cues for 4 sessions over 3 weeks of therapy. 1


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    Kiki's Emotion Bingo!

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    Includes activity list