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By Ellen Braaten PhD, Brian Willoughby PhD

Do you end up continuously asking your baby to "pick up the pace"? Does she or he appear to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether finishing homework, responding whilst spoken to, or getting dressed and prepared within the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have labored with hundreds of thousands of youngsters and youths who fight with a space of cognitive functioning referred to as "processing speed," and who're frequently mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. choked with bright tales and examples, this significant source demystifies processing pace and exhibits how you can support children (ages five to 18) capture up during this key sector of improvement. useful sensible instruments could be downloaded and published in a handy eight 0.5" x eleven" measurement. the way to receive wanted aid in school, what to anticipate from a qualified overview, and the way you may make day-by-day exercises extra efficient--while selling your kid's social and emotional well-being.

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However, they were left feeling a little lost about what was causing the problem. The school referred to “the problem” as a “processing deficit,” and they didn’t know what that meant. ” • 2 5 In fact, the purpose of a school evaluation isn’t to provide a diagnosis for a child’s difficulties, but to describe the deficits in enough detail so that remediations and accommodations can be put into place at school. You shouldn’t expect a diagnosis or feel cheated that you didn’t get one from the school.

1 9 4. Academic Processing 5. General Problems with Processing Speed Record your answers here to compare with scores on a similar checklist in Chapter 4. In that chapter, which discusses how parents and kids “fit” in terms of their processing speed, you’ll get a chance to rate yourself in these areas. It might also be useful to complete the checklist below for all of the children in your family, so that you can get a sense of the match between the siblings. com/braaten3-forms. You might find that your child exhibits problems in only a couple of areas or in most areas.

Younger researchers began to examine the relationship between reaction times and found virtually no relationship between these types of tests and students’ abilities, as measured by their grades in school, and therefore made the assumption that such tests were not valid measures for predicting intelligence. By the 1920s, I s P r o c e ssi n g S p e e d J ust A n o th e r T e r m f o r R e acti o n T i m e ? The answer to this question is no. Reaction time is part of processing speed, but processing speed also includes how quickly a child: •• Integrates new information •• Retrieves information from memory •• Performs certain tasks It can be visual, verbal, or motoric (or include all three), and it can be content-­specific (reading, writing, motor, math), although a child with slow processing speed will often show problems across a number of areas.

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