What Different Ways Do People Study With Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

What different ways do people study for test while suffering from ADD and ADHD

What Type Of Disorder Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type. It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age.

This Video Shows Studying with ADHD:

How do you get tested for ADD or ADHD?

To determine if you have ADHD, you can expect the specialist conducting the evaluation to do any or all of the following:

  • Ask you about your symptoms, including how long they’ve been bothering you and any problems they’ve caused in the past.
  • Administer ADHD tests, such as symptom checklists and attention-span tests.
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  • m January 23, 2009, 9:27 am

    Because ADD and ADHD are attention deficits and hyperactivity conditions, there's a definite need to break down the person's study time into smaller slots with regular breaks in between, since keeping the person seated and forcing him/ her to study will not do the trick at all.

    For younger children, have 15-20 mins of concrete study times followed by 10 min breaks in between when the child is allowed to run around or play/ simple engage in his/ her own preferred activities.

    For older youths, the study time can go up to around 30 mins, or for as long as the child's attentional threshold is.

    Have a structured study method, where information could be represented on different coloured cards according to genre, or in the form of mind-maps to help with remembering them. Encourage regular revision rather than wait till the final week before exams to begin revising for the entire semester's materials. Children with learning difficulties commonly require creative ways to learn…i.e. a multisensory approach, where the person could hear, see, speak, touch.

    It's important in both cases to set firm ground rules with the child, so that he/ she understands that study times are for productive studying, and play times are when he/ she could do whatever it is they wish to do.

    Give lots of praises for effort in attention and trying their best in studying, instead of focusing too much on the results they receive to help boost their confidence levels, and help reinforce desired behaviour. This is important, as many who suffer from these conditions often also have learning difficulties, and are often perceived as lazy, stupid, or are prejudiced against in schools, workplaces, even at home.

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