Processing Speed and Homework

A slow processing speed can make homework quite laborious, though several other factors can contribute to getting through homework slowly, including (but not limited to) procrastination, motivation, and perfectionism (addressed elsewhere in the A-I Matrix). It is very difficult to adjust a child’s processing speed and natural tempo, so usually strategies involve making external adjustments.

A quick processing speed or tempo can sometimes result in impatience or careless errors, so training children to check their work is important.