Studies show the cognitive profile of students with Asperger Syndrome characteristic of slow processing when comparing with IQ matched neurotypicals. In my own experience, I recognize how my students have been struggling with slow processing issues.
One of the students that I meet once a week, is complaint by her parents and elder sister about her slowness. Conflicts often arise when they are going out together. She is late for classes, appointments with mental health professionals, friends, assignment, tests and so on.
Over time, she discovers that she is serious about her assignment and other commitments. Every time she misses the deadline, she will blame herself and try to figure out what else she should do better. An example is missing the deadline of an assignment that she is used to paying extra effort in order to outperform. Once her mind engaged with some unfinished businesses, her mental energy becomes…
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