With exam season round the corner, students with learning abilities may be prone to suffering from exam stress. The parents and teachers are worried about how their children with disabilities will be able to perform during this stressful time. They can experience stress, distractedness, and cognitive obstruction, and frequently need a little assistance to defeat these deterrents and be confident while appearing for the exam.
In many parts of India, the school exams are on and for many students, this can be a stressful experience, especially for children with learning disabilities. The right guidance and support can help them to perform well in exams. Here are some effective exam stress relief methods and strategies for children with learning disabilities so that they can do well even while they are under pressure.
Make An Examination Plan
Be prepared! A well-planned study schedule and creating a calendar that lists all the deadlines can help children with learning inabilities feel less overwhelmed. Exam stress for students often creates panic and under-preparedness, hence a planned exam routine can help students organise themselves with sufficient time to prepare. Do revision regularly and allow yourself plenty of breaks to reach targets.
Stress Relief Methods
To cope with exam stress and lower the anxiety levels, children with learning abilities need to practice stress relief methods and relaxation techniques such as exercising, eating a healthy diet, and taking proper sleep. Taking adequate breaks between studying reduces pressure and prepares the mind for additional activities. Deep breathing exercises can have a huge effect on youths with learning difficulties. Make sure to eat a healthy balanced diet, taking at least 8 hours of sleep at night, and getting outside and exercising.
Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
It is important to give a proper diet to children with learning abilities as many food items can trigger their anxiety hence affecting their study concentration. A rich supplement full of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits will help support mental concentration and keep their energy levels stable. It is also helpful to keep the utilisation of electronic gadgets to an absolute minimum to focus on studies. A proper sleep schedule and exercise help improve concentration and reduce stress.
Have Fun While Studying
Let the children know that academics are not everything and it is fine to make mistakes. Each and every child has their own unique learning style. As a parent, it is your responsibility to distinguish their learning style - Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic. You need to approach whatever challenges they may face with hopefulness, hard work, and humour. The parent, teacher, and child must have a one-on-one discussion regarding studies. You need to make learning fun for your kids through stories, situations, facts, and real-life objects that will help children with learning ability to increase relatability to the topic.