Working Memory Difficulties: Children with working memory difficulties have problems holding information in ‘temporary storage’ or working with it – for example, difficulty in remembering and following instructions, or forgetting what has recently been said, or getting things in the wrong order, or needing to write everything down to avoid forgetting it.

Auditory Processing Difficulties: Children with auditory processing difficulties generally do not have a hearing impairment and often have similar hearing to other normal hearing students.

Children with visual processing difficulties may be easily distracted and find visual stimulation very hard to understand and process.

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Difficulties occur when the student tries to process the sound, either to hear and understand the signal or when trying to form a response (please click to go to information about Auditory Processing Difficulties) Go Top Children identified as having ‘information processing difficulties’, often have problems 'holding' information mentally, particularly in a busy classroom environment, and may be slow to follow verbal information, requiring repetition.

The processing difficulties may be associated with: Visual Processing Difficulties: refers to a reduced ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes.

This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision.

Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted or processed.

The child may be unable to synthesise and analyse visually presented information accurately or fast enough.

Visual Motor Integration Difficulties: Visual-motor integration is eye-hand coordination, and is required for tasks such as writing and copying material, handwriting/cursive, pencil-paper tasks, copying from the board, and drawing.

Children with visual motor integration difficulties often have difficulties in their ability to keep up with written work.

Previous page Information processing difficulties are related to how the brain processes and understands information the senses have gathered.

This is not related to a physical problem or intellectual disorder.