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It is tough for me as well
Old 11-25-2020, 11:05 AM
 
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I just want to prod them along and have to fight over-"helping" them myself. We just have to remember that some kids just have a slower processing speed--some kids struggle with latency issues. Who knows why... it's just how their little brains work. Since it happens for her with academic and non-academic tasks, I would say that she may not be able to help it.

Since you know this about her, I would keep reminding her verbally as well. It may take a while but you will need to be patient with her.

Break down tasks into smaller chunks--especially with independent work. Fold the worksheets in half or say 'Do the problems in the first row.' 'Write to this spot.' Do the next one, do this ___ next, 5 more minutes, 3 more, 1 more minute... It may help with transitions too.

I agree with visual timers, visual schedules, checklists, etc. Also, remember to slow your voice down when you speak to her. The average adult generally talks faster than the average kid can process (I forget the numbers...) Since she is slower still, it may take you slowing down and keeping the information short. Give her one or two pieces of information at a time.

Once she finds her pace, gradually shorten the times or increase the workload. Adjust like you would for any goal.
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