Processing Speed Workbook

Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
Processing Speed Workbook
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Teach skills and strategies for supporting processing speed! This workbook focuses on understanding processing speed, learning compensatory strategies for slower processors, developing routines for success, and practicing processing speed drills. The idea is to first explicitly teach the skills kids need and then give them timed drill practice to see their growth over time.

This workbook can be used in large or small groups by the regular education teacher, special education teacher, or other support professional. These materials can also be used during advisory for middle and high school students. While all students can most assuredly benefit from learning strategies to strengthen their processing abilities, kids and young adults with slower processing abilities might benefit the most.

What is Processing Speed?

This processing speed workbook focuses on teaching and providing practice for supporting and improving processing speed needs. Processing speed is the rate at which our brains can take in external information, make sense of that information, and perform tasks, as needed.

Why Teach Processing Speed?

Processing speed is critical to learning. The more efficiently and effectively we can process information, the better we can learn. Some learners struggle significantly with slower processing speeds. These students might struggle to keep up with the class during transitions, be the last to finish assignments, have trouble keeping up with conversations or lectures, struggle taking notes and listening at the same time, or become frustrated when expected to do certain assignments.

Brain science has shown that our brains are capable of changing and improving over time. By learning compensatory strategies and practicing activities, kids and young adults can possibly improve their processing skills and abilities over time. Additionally, learning these skills can help to motivate and empower young learners!

Table of Contents

Understanding Processing Speed

• What is Processing Speed?

• Processing Speed Self-Assessment

• Brain Plasticity

Activating Your Brain

• Activating Your Brain

• Assessing the Task

• Consider Prior Knowledge

• Turn Your Focus On

• Practice: Activating Your Brain

Routines for Success

• Routines for Success

• Developing Routines

• Planning

• Assignment Planner

• Writing Down Assignments

• Organizing Your Materials

• Organizing Your Work Space

Understanding Your Learning Style

• Understanding Your Learning Style

• Learning Style Inventory

• Learning Style Inventory - My Results

• Using Your Learning Style

Strategies & Supports

• Strategies & Supports

• Using Visuals

• Finding the Most Important Information

• Repeat It Back

• Think Break

• Make It Meaningful

• Chunking Information

• Reflecting on the Task

Managing Frustration

• Managing Frustration

• Positive Self-Talk

• Coping Strategies

Processing Speed Drill Practice

• Math Drills: Addition up to 10, up to 20, and multiplication facts

• Decipher the Code

• Find It!

• Word Fluency Drills

• Sequence It!

• Write It Back!

• Missing Letter

• Reading Fluency Drills

• Word Find

• Fill in the Blank

No Prep!

This workbook requires absolutely no prep from the teacher. Just print, copy, and go at your group's individual pace! All the workbook pages include information and instructions, so you can save yourself the prep time.

Note that upon download, you will receive both a black/white AND color version of the workbook!

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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for counseling, education, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.


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