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Sequencing Deficit (3B)

A sequencing deficit refers to the inability to complete or organize tasks in the necessary order.
Problems with sequencing impact a student's ability to fully complete tasks and assignments that require information to be processed in a specified order. Assignments may be partially completed or done in the wrong order. Initial information may be successfully processed but subsequent information may be lost due to an inability to order tasks or events. For a student with sequencing difficulties, course work involving specific orders of tasks or numbers is especially difficult (e.g. math or laboratory classes).

Formal Diagnostics

  • Wechsler Scales (WISC IV, WAIS IV), letter-number sequencing: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.
  • Kaufman Sequential Processing: Score at or under the 35th percentile rank.

Intake Questions

  • Do you have trouble with tasks or coursework that requires you to complete things in a certain order?
  • When following instructions do you often miss steps or do them in the wrong order?
  • Do you have difficulty doing things like following a recipe or assembly instructions?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?


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