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Dear psychologists, please answer; what is the exact definition of phonological memory? does this memory include only memorizing & repeating sounds and speech, or does it also include memorizing & repeating written words? thank you?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
"The ability to store and recall the sounds of speech in short term memory."" Phonological working memory is linked to reading achievement not only through decoding skill, but also through oral language comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition depends on phonological working memory capacity."

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