Working or short-term memory, which enables people to maintain their visual and auditory information, affects every reading stage. Working memory establishes an awareness of short-time periods necessary for task completion. However, when it comes to dyslexics, the deficit associated with working or short-term memory makes it difficult to synthesize information as the learner’s working memory cannot allow them to hold on to each letter.
Further, it is difficult to hold on to the sound associated with letters, the words that build by the letters, and the constructed sentences from the same words. The dyslexic reader encounters challenges in holding on to the information long enough to comprehend the text in the put-up sentences. Memory requirements of visual or auditory information become too much for the dyslexic reader and overwhelm them.