Resources on Processing Speed for Parents

By Peter Barbagallo on Monday, January 13, 2020
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Helping kids with slow processing requires that we identify these concerns at home and in the classroom. Dr. Kulman conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that closely examines the basis for slow processing. We also provide many insights and strategies to address processing speed concerns. Our ongoing series on slow processing speed in children has been acclaimed by many parents and educators. We are pleased that our readers are finding the information valuable for their kids and students. We have many new topics related to slow processing speed that we will be addressing in future articles. 

Our team of neuropsychologists, school psychologists, and psychology students at South County Child and Family Consultants is committed to searching the Internet and beyond to find reputable, informative, and practical tools to help parents, children, and teens improve the skill you are writing about – you may want to change the wording to fit your topic here We look for the best information online to help kids diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Functioning Difficulties, struggles with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, Autism, Depression, and Anxiety and provide you with information about how neuropsychological evaluations help in targeting concerns (about the skill you are writing about) you may want to change the wording to fit your topic here Come back regularly, as the links are updated frequently.


7 Ways to Help Kids With Slow Processing Speed Take Notes In Class
A great article that addresses the different needs of kids with slow processing speeds in the classroom, and how they can better their learning. 

Information Processing Issues
Helpful information surrounding the important facts and conditions that come along with slow processing speeds.

Can Processing Speed Ever Improve
A question and answer article with Ellen Braaten, an expert in processing speeds, as she discusses the potential to help children manage their processing speeds. 

Classroom Accommodations For Slow Processing Speeds
A great article for parents to see what accommodations they should seek for their child at school. Also great for teachers. 

ADHD and Slow Processing Speed
An interesting look at how ADHD can combine with a slow processing speed to make things difficult for students in the classroom, and tips to manage these difficulties. 

Intro to Processing Speed
A blog post by Ellen Braaten designed to give parents and older teens a basic look into what processing speeds are. 

What Causes The Brain to Have Slow Processing Speed and How The Rate Can Be Improved
A fascinating article about the causes behind slow processing speeds. Great for parents and older teens. 

Help In The Classroom For Kids With Slow Processing Speed Here you can find a list of ideas for different accommodations that kids can receive at school to help with speeding up their processing speed.

What Causes Slow Processing Speed?
An article written by Dr. Kulman himself. Here you can find great scientifically-backed facts behind the cause of slow processing speeds.


Mass General Clay Center
A page dedicated to the Mass General Clay Center, with various information about learning disabilities and processing speeds.

A great page for Understood, an organization that posts a number of articles about mental health and learning issues, with many great examples of processing speeds. 

National Center for Learning Disabilities
A great resource for all things learning, especially slow processing speeds. Great and informative posts and articles.

Learning Works For Kids
A great variety of resources and posts, with lots of information and games for kids to learn about processing speeds!


Processing Speed Activities
A great collection of activities to be used in the classroom or at home to help manage tasks for children with slow processing speeds. 

Processing Speed and Cognitive Fluency
A diverse board with information and articles to help parents learn more about processing speed. 

Executive Functioning
A collection of various information on different executive and brain functions, including processing speeds. 

ADHD Tips for Parents
Primarily a board dedicated to ADHD information, but also contains information on the overlap between ADHD and processing speeds. 


Special Needs
An incredibly diverse collection of podcasts about various special needs topics, including some on processing speeds. 

Slow Processing Speed Doesn’t Mean Dumb
A helpful look at what exactly slow processing speed is, and addresses the stereotypes that come with it.

Ask the Learning Expert – Processing Speed
A great webinar from an education consultant who addresses the needs of kids with slow processing speed, and how they can improve in the classroom. 

E-learning modules

Processing Speed 101
A basic introduction to processing speeds, a great tool for parents, teachers, or older teens. 

The Tortoise Hypothesis
A very visual presentation of the concept surrounding processing speeds, and how they don’t mean that a child isn’t intelligent or gifted. 


Racing games are also a good opportunity to teach your child how to handle frustration. Even the best players will crash, burn, and lose control of their automobile!

Puzzle Craft 2
This game takes regular puzzles and expands it into something more active, engaging, and larger. The player begins with a settlement on the shore of the ocean. Using match-3 linking, the player collects crops and other materials. When they have enough, they can research other crops, build more buildings, and hire more villagers. It helps develop a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals, as well as recalling and retaining information in our minds while working


Tap Typing
TapTyping is an application designed to teach users to type more quickly and efficiently on their mobile devices. The app provides users a “curriculum” of typing courses with increasing difficulty and complexity

Dragon Dictation
Dragon Dictation is an automated dictation program that turns spoken words into editable text. This helps with flexibility and focus!

Mini Guide: Coup
Players to try and outsmart one another using the two cards they have in hand. A great game that helps fine-tune your focus and self-awareness skills!


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