Time Processing Ability

Many children, adolescents and adults have difficulties with time processing. Time processing ability is a cognitive function, wich includes time perception, time orientation and time management.

Time perception

Time perception includes knowing what takes a short and a long time to do. This needs to be in place as early as the preschool years, before learning how to read and use the information from a clock.

Time orientation

Time orientation includes both concepts of time as days of the week and months as well as reading and using a watch and other tools enabling orientation during the day, week and year.

Time management

Time management is the highest level of time processing and part of the brain´s executive functions. Planning time includes knowing when, for how long and allocating time to different activities.

Interested in learning more about time processing ability?

Literature tips
  • Time for time: Assessment for of time processing ability and daily time management in children with and without disabilities, by Janeslätt G, KI.
  • Chapter in book: Time Management by Varga A P (ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers; 2011. Chapter: Children with and without Developmental Disabilities: Assessment of Daily Time Management and Time Processing Ability by Janeslätt G, Granlund M, Kottorp A.
  • Chapter in book: Learning and Memory Developments and Intellectual Disabilities by C Eklund, AS Nyman (eds.). New York: Nova Science Publishers; 2010. Chapter: Assessment of Time Processing Ability and Daily Time Management in Children with and without Developmental Disabilities by Janeslätt G, Granlund M, Kottorp A.
  • References, scientific articles.
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