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So often, “text overwhelm” is experienced by persons with ADHD. Before one begins to read directions for an activity or assembly instructions for a product, the individual may already feel “defeated” by ALL the printed media on the page(s).
One solution is to use a ruler or large card to UNDERLINE needed text or BLOCK OUT much of the surrounding text that does NOT require the reader’s immediate attention. There are also multi-sensory and digital tools available as well as other strategies for this purpose, too (https://www.focusandread.com/learning-strategies). They can further “anchor” the brain via the use of a preferred color (for visual learners) and/or the sense of touch (especially for tactile learners).