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How To Help Your Teen With Processing Difficulties

Are you concerned that your child might have processing difficulties? Then you need to figure out which kind of processing they need help with.

Parents are often concerned about their children having trouble with processing.

This is a broad spectrum so it is important that we narrow down the precise issue.

Processing difficulties come in many forms, such as:

  • auditory processing
  • visual processing
  • written language processing
  • sensory processing
  • language processing
  • information processing

Parents don’t often know which type of processing issue(s) their child has, but generally, it means that kids find it hard to understand and use information given to them.

You need to dig deeper to get a clearer understanding of which type of processing difficulty your child is struggling with.

Then there are many strategies and technologies which can help them to get back on track.

  • Give them time to think and deliver complete work.
  • If they have auditory problems then you can get a listening device.
  • Typing can help with word processing skills.
  • Explore apps that are designed to support weak processing skills.
  • Be patient and identify tools that can help.

Processing Difficulties

Key Takeaways:

  • Parents often ask how they can help their kid who has trouble processing. First, it is important to figure out which kind of processing they need help with.
  • There are lots of technology and software that can help children with anything from auditory processing to sensory processing.
  • Be patient with your kids and allow them to grow slowly when needed. Explore apps and healthy methods to help them catch up to speed.

When parents describe their child as having problems “processing”, they often notice it because their kids are slower at doing things-whether that be homework, getting ready for school in the morning, or answering a question. And more often than not, we are describing kids who can figure things out but take a long time to do so. Learning Works For Kids

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As a mom of two boys, I've been through the many ups and downs that parenting brings. However, I absolutely love reading and learning about better ways to communicate with my teens. I try to understand what they might be going through in their various stages of development. Communication, understanding, kindness, respect, and leading with love can help us maintain a positive bond with our children, from toddlers to teens and beyond.

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