Slow learners

Slow learners are the children whose intellectual capacity is below average level but is higher than borderline level of intelligence. Their IQ ranges between scores of 80-89. They require a slight more time than an average student to grasp the academic concepts, hence are termed as slow.

Although child’s thinking capacity are lower as compared to peers, but may have proficiency over certain tasks and skills.


Communication pattern both expressive and written may lack complexity. They are unable to process mostly abstract information. Memory is slightly affected wherein the concepts are required to be repeated often for comprehension to be present.
They are most benefited by presence of supportive and guided environment. A considerable amount of patience and consistency is required in teachers and parents to develop adaptive and academic levels as compared to peers.
They function better when provided with adequate amount of praise and rewards. Any form of extreme punishment or negative ways of communication may decrease their self esteem.
They show considerable improvement with additional support in academics and cognitive capabilities like attention and memory. For a confirmed diagnosis an intellectual assessment is required. These are commonly called as IQ test, which are conducted by a registered clinical psychologist.

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