ERIC Number: ED484959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 95
The Effects of a Consumer-Oriented Multimedia Game on the Reading Disorders of Children with ADHD
McGraw, Tammy M.; Burdette, Krista; Chadwick, Kristine
It is impossible to overstate the importance of effective interventions for addressing two highly prevalent and potentially devastating disorders affecting school-age children--dyslexia and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Both have been found to increase children's risk for underachievement, school failure, delinquency, and dropping out. Furthermore, there is evidence that the disorders often coexist, though the nature of this overlap is still not fully understood. While more and more children with learning deficits are being educated in regular classrooms, many of those teachers lack sufficient training to help them succeed. Moreover, the pressures high-stakes testing and accountability place on schools make it imperative to identify interventions that address learning deficits and maximize academic achievement.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity, High Stakes Tests, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Computers, Games, Intervention, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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