Help with Anxiety during Test-Taking

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Children struggling with attention and focus outside timed tests need to move to calm their system and nerves. Talk to teachers about permission for small exercises, such as jumping jacks or walking, to clear their head and alleviate anxiety.

Send a stress ball or fidget for sensory issues to channel energy, allowing focus on questions during tests.

A good night sleep is crucial for children, especially those struggling in class. Ensure a full eight hours of sleep to alleviate anxiety. Consider eating early or cutting TV time for better results. Reward with games and TV after completion. Play calming music, but avoid classical music, as it rechannels the brain for higher learning.

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