Classroom Modifications for Students that Struggle with Slow Processing Speed
This article provides helpful classroom modifications for those kids that struggle with slow processing speed. Free printable included below. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
Children that struggle with slow processing speed in the classroom may have difficulty remembering instructions in the classroom or retaining important details for an assignment or exam. These children are often labeled “dumb” or “lazy” when they are often very intelligent, but don’t process information as quickly as their classmates.
If your child has difficulty with slow processing, you may notice the following signs:
- Unorganized, often loses or forgets homework
- Rarely completes tests on time and leaves multiple questions unanswered on timed exams
- Can’t perform simple math problems, sequences or calculations
- Turns in incomplete homework because the child did not understand the instructions
- Needs a quiet area to study and is often distracted by background noise
You can identify children with slow processing delays if they demonstrate personality characteristics that look like “Chill Kids” (lazy or take it easy), “Anxious Kids” (always nervous), or “Daydreamer Kids” (lost, withdrawn). More details about how to identify each characteristic here.
Teachers, parents and other educators can adapt lesson plans, assignments, tests, chores and other tasks in a way that helps children with slow processing. These different methods can be beneficial for these types of students and can bring out their true academic potential. (Print your copy below)
Classroom Modification Printable (Free)
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