7 SECRETS TO ENGAGED ONLINE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS WITH ADHD; TIP #5
Continuing our series from ADDitude Magazine's tips on how to help your child with ADHD stay motivated to finish school work during distance learning, we're sharing Tip #5: Tap into the visual power of timers.
Timers are especially effective with students with ADHD because they provide a visual reminder that there is a finishing point for the current work. The focus shifts from "This is a huge project that I'll never get under control!" to simple 15 minutes (or whatever period of time you designate) of work.
You can teach children or teens to reward themselves with a break after the timer goes off.
The point is to break down an overwhelming task into smaller, manageable pieces.