Information Processing Issues: What You Need to Know

At a Glance

  • Information processing theory compares the mind to a computer.
  • Kids who have information processing issues may have trouble with their input or output.
  • Information processing issues have nothing to do with effort or how smart kids are.

If your child has a learning and attention issue, you may have heard the phrase information processing issues. That’s not a diagnosis. It’s a concept used in cognitive psychology as a way to understand several other learning issues. Here is  what you need to know.