I Just Found Out My Child Has Slow Processing Speed. Now What?
Lexi Walters Wright
Having slow processing speed has nothing to do with how smart kids are—just how quickly they can take in and use information. If you’ve just learned your child has slow processing speed, these steps can help you understand what that means and how you can help.
Learn all you can about processing speed.
Processing speed is the pace at which your
child takes in information, make sense of it and begins to respond. This information can be visual, such as letters and numbers. It can also be auditory, such as spoken language.
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