• Question: I was wondering if there is anything that can improve a child’s speed of processing, linked to cognitive issues – dyslexia and ASD in particular?

    Asked by aglover to Paula, Mike, Matt, Courtenay on 2 Mar 2018.
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      Matt Dunn answered on 2 Mar 2018:

      Increasing time awareness can help, which can also come with a compromise of increasing their own time to complete tasks, timed tasks can be a particular stressor. Helping the students to develop a plan also helps.

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      Courtenay Norbury answered on 22 Mar 2018:

      I don’t know of any ways to improve speed of processing in general, and if you could do it, it is not currently clear that this would necessarily lead to improvement in the cognitive skills of interest. Instead, I would try to develop those skills directly, and repeated practice would hopefully improve fluency /processing.