We have compiled a collection of proven strategies used by our experienced instructors to assist students with ADHD in academics and organization. With creativity and persistence, finding the right blend of techniques can turn the challenges of ADHD into opportunities for success!

Listing and rewards – It is useful to make a list of the tasks that need to be completed, prioritizing the difficult ones first. Rewarding the student in every break will keep them motivated.

The Pomodoro technique – This popular technique is known to reduce distractions and boost productivity. Take 15-20 minutes in the morning to plan study time. Set a timer for 25-minutes and study until the time is up. Then take a 5 minute break. Continue until a set of pomodoros are completed. 

Mind Mapping – A mind map connects a single theme to associated topics. Each topic can have its own set of keywords and additional information if necessary. This is an excellent tool for kids who want to visualize information, making it easier to understand and retain. 

The Feynman technique – Developed by Nobel laureate and physicist Richard Feynman, this technique helps students in identifying and understanding knowledge gaps. To begin –

  • Study a certain topic
  • Teach the material (or pretend to do so) to another student
  • Identify mistakes and gaps in the explanation
  • Simplify the content and make it digestible 

Multisensory learning/VATK technique – Multisensory learning entails the use of different senses based on the student’s comprehension level. This includes –

  • Visual learning: Most students with ADHD like to visualize the concepts they study and communicate. Including visual stories and pictures in a topic is beneficial to browse it efficiently

  • Auditory learning: Students who understand concepts through sound rather than vision prefer auditory learning. These learners often listen to audiobooks, slow music to help them concentrate, and use text-to-speech tools to review their study material.

  • Tactile learning: Learners who like to study by the sense of touch. They use their hands and the sense of touch to understand concepts. Allowing such students to try out new things to satisfy their curiosity is more convenient for them.

  • Kinesthetic learning: Students who “can't sit still” and need to move around fall under this category. They understand topics when they are engaged in any type of physical activity, for example, strolling around the classroom or house. 

Apart from the tips for students, as a parent, you are required to be involved in your children’s education. When students have supporters who understand their unique learning styles, they are more likely to put forth more effort and improve their grades.


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