7 Secrets to Engage Online Learning for Students with ADHD; Tip #3
Today we're sharing Tip #3 from ADDitude Magazine's article on strategies to help children with ADHD get started and stay motivated to finish their school work.
This tip—"Use audiobooks to improve comprehension and spark more interest"—is especially helpful to children with language processing challenges who are reluctant to start.
According to ADDitude, audiobooks "remove the burden of visual processing which reduces stress and conserves mental energy." And don't worry that your student is missing out by not starting with visual reading. The magazine reports that studies have indicated that audiobooks build the same language comprehension skills as visual reading. The key is to have students follow along with the text as they listen. This will help align visual and auditory processing.