Poor processing speed



This ebooklet provides a brief overview of the various issues that may present when working with these children and a range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom. Relevant strategies can also be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and in the recommendations section of psychologist’s reports.

These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

  • General strategies
  • Modify assessment and reduce the quantity of work
  • Build automaticity
  • Modify instructions
  • Homework
  • Address other factors affecting processing speed including:
  • Handwriting issues
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Problems getting started or with organisation
  • Attention issues
  • References and resources