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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Attention-deficit-disordered children--Education; Reading comprehension--Study and teaching;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas
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©2006 Susan Reese
Reese, Susan, "Reading comprehension strategies for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 1375.
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