How to Pass a School Test: 3 Tips for Students With ADHD
If your child suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you know how difficult it can be to keep them focused on their studies. Homework and classroom activities can be hard on your child, but the real challenge comes during test time. Low scores on a few tests can ruin a child’s grade for the entire year, which is why these ADHD test taking tips are essential for studying.
1. Study Right Before Bed
Your child may want to play or watch television in their last few hours before bed, but this desire should be secondary when a test is approaching. Research has consistently shown that processing new information right before bed helps retain more of the studied material.
Make sure your child understands why they need to sacrifice a few hours before bedtime in the days prior to their test. Just remember to let them get in their playtime before dinner on these days.
2. Study in Short Blocks
One of the main issues that parents of children with ADHD face is keeping them focused. Planning to study right before bed will not be successful if you try to keep your child on task for an hour or more straight.
This is why you should break up studying into blocks. Spend 30 or so minutes going over material, but then let your child take a 15-minute break to grab something to drink or do something else to unwind from studying. This will help them avoid becoming restless.
If your child has ADHD and a test coming up, you know there are hurdles to overcome. Fortunately, these hurdles are not insurmountable. If you start studying with your child well in advance of the test and utilize these tips, there’s a good chance you’ll be congratulating them on a well-deserved grade.