Potential Issues Impact in the classroom Strategies and support Processing speed Slower processing speed results in difficulties in understanding and keeping up with new tasks set. Homework taking longer. Slower note taking. Not showing all knowledge when timed. Frustration – tendency to take short cuts. Reduce homework & provide handouts. Ensure enough time to note tasks. If necessary, request extra time allowance for state exams. Reward quality of work not just quantity. Encourage typing. Attention Dividing attention (reading and writing). Selective and sustaining attention – avoiding distraction. One task at one time. Short instructions & break down tasks. Limit distractions. Sit young person at front with a studious buddy. One-to-one teaching or small group work. Vary tasks and teaching style. Movement breaks. Memory Holding short-term information. Learning and remembering new information, homework tasks or discussions. Following a film or a story.
- Spring '14
- Encourage, Selective