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.


  • I Have, Who Has - Transportation Cards preview

    I Have, Who Has - Transportation Cards

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Group Game. In-person. Game Resource. Cards. Vocabulary. Memory. Describing. Communication. Commenting. Social Interaction.

  • Full Buck Moon In July preview

    Full Buck Moon In July

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Reading Resource written in simple scientific language. Fun facts about the full moon name. Suitable for older students interested in Space. OT resource. SLP Language Resource.

    Includes activity list
  • U.S. Flag History preview

    U.S. Flag History

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    One worksheet with simple questions related to the flag: how many stripes, stars, etc, and one poster with the important dates related to the U.S. Flag timeline through history.

  • Celebrating Memorial Day preview

    Celebrating Memorial Day

    Bethany Ayer

    This a collection of resources centered around Memorial Day. Use them all or choose just one. This includes a reading/writing/question exercise (could be used for reading comprehension, attention, ...

  • Kiki's Bunny Match preview

    Kiki's Bunny Match

    Bethany Ayer

    Memory games can promote the development of: • Visual - figure ground skills • Visual -perceptual skills • Executive functioning • Visual discrimination

  • Visual Sequential Memory preview

    Visual Sequential Memory

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Visual Memory Resource. Occupational Therapy ResourceTwo worksheets for visual sequential memory practice. One with coordinates, and the other is without (advanced.)

  • The Longest Beetle In the World - Hercules Beetle preview

    The Longest Beetle In the World - Hercules Beetle

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Language Resource. Resources with 2 - two choices. Occupational Therapy. OT. SLP. Insects resource. Beetle resource. Autism Spectrum Resources. Visual resources with images.

  • Kiki's Emotion Bingo! preview

    Kiki's Emotion Bingo!

    Bethany Ayer

    Emotional Regulation Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Language Resource. Kiki's Emotion Bingo can be used as an attention game, identifying emotions, problem solving task, as well as to tar...

  • Back to School Word Hunt preview

    Back to School Word Hunt

    Bethany Ayer

    A quick 1 page printout to get back in the 'back to school' mindset. Have your client write as many items as they can think of for each category.

    Includes activity list

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 5 sessions over 5 weeks of therapy.