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.