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Speed of Processing

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Speed of Processing is the rate at which we perceive and process information and formulate an appropriate response. When we read, we are perceiving an incredible array of information—letters, words, punctuation, layout—and have to choose and apply the right skills for understanding it all. Supporting students as they develop their Speed of Processing skills helps them become quick, efficient, confident, and successful readers.

Main Ideas

Speed of Processing influences:

  • The rate at which students can recognize and pronounce words;
  • The rate at which students can accurately read text; and
  • How well students can understand reading material.

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