All students occasionally show test anxiety, but research suggests that children with ADHD and other learning disabilities are especially likely to experience anxiety before and during test taking. These students may have cognitive difficulties that interfere with test-taking abilities, negative self-concept as a result of poor academic performance in the past, and lack of study skills needed to feel adequately prepared for tests.
Here are seven strategies to help your ADHD-diagnosed student reduce test-taking anxiety:
All the research shows that parental involvement is essential to a child’s academic success. The earlier parents become involved, the greater the beneficial impact. When your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, it can be difficult to know the best ways to offer your support. Here are some tips for helping your ADHD-diagnosed child succeed in school.
Usually we address our blogs to the parents, but this month, we are writing for our students. Perhaps you can print this and give it to them, saying something like: “Honey, you know we are happy to get you a homework coach if it will help you in school. The HomeworkCoach company has written up a few ways you can make sure you really make the most use of the coach. He (she’s) your resource, and it’s OK for you to take the lead in telling him (her) how they can best help you….”