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Written by Susan Milliones on September 13, 2021

Multiple Tiers of Instruction

How to Connect With Students Who Process Slowly

You have had some time to meet your students or to reconnect with them. Have you noticed anyone who always needs more time? Do you get a blank stare when introducing a new concept or activity? Maybe your student has a processing speed challenge. In this post we will show you how to connect with students who process slowly. First, we will describe the challenge. Then, we will shed light on what processing speed is. Finally, we will give you a sneak peek into our Guide for Connecting Cognitive Impacts to Instructional Strategies.

How to know if your student is a slow processor.

If the student has an IEP, look at the psychological evaluation. The scale scores chart will show you. If you need help, just ask your school psychologist. If there is no IEP, use observations to hypothesize a problem statement for an MTSS plan. Here are some things to look for…

Connecting With Students Who Process Slowly



Now you know how to connect with students who process slowly. Try these strategies and monitor progress to see how your students responds.

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