Does Your Child Get Stuck on Simultaneous Processing or The Ability to Handle More Than One Thing at a Time?
Simultaneous processing is the ability to handle more than one input at a time. This type of processing is used when a person needs to interrelate parts of a task to arrive at a correct solution. An important characteristic of simultaneous processing is that the parts do not have to be done in linear order—their position in the whole do not matter. Also the brain has a limited capacity as to how much information it can process at one time. Therefore, the number of operations that can be performed simultaneously is restricted. Simply…good simultaneous processing is the ability to handle more than one thing at a time and practicing the skill can improve it.
Many kids and adults get stuck or lost while trying to process too many things at the same time. It can create avoidance, frustration, anxiety, depression and a whole host of other problems. Practicing how to do it by starting slowly and then increasing amounts can not only make you feel more successful, but also make you feel better about yourself and any work you take on.
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