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Keywords

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Attention-deficit-disordered children--Education; Reading comprehension--Study and teaching;

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to describe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its possible causes, characteristics, treatment options, and instructional strategies used for teaching reading comprehension to people with this disorder. ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, or impulsiveness to a degree beyond what is considered normal for the person's age.

While the exact causes are unknown, research is beginning to reveal that the disorder is brain based and genetic in disposition. Presently there is no cure for ADHD, but treatment options are available which include medications and/or therapies. Reading comprehension strategies to assist people with ADHD include chunking, activating prior knowledge, using story maps and other graphic organizers, retelling the events of the story, and discussing what has been read.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (viii, 47 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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