ERIC Number: EJ1085156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
How Do Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and Writing Learning Disabilities Differ from Their Nonlabeled Peers in the Ability to Compose Texts?
Rodríguez, Celestino; Grünke, Matthias; González-Castro, Paloma; García, Trinidad; Álvarez-García, David
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v13 n2 p157-175 2015
This comparative study investigated the productivity and the process of written composition in students with and without disabilities between 8 and 16 years of age. Participants were assigned to four groups as follows: (a) 59 with both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and writing learning disabilities (WLD), (b) 40 with ADHD, (c) 115 with WLD, and (d) 124 normal achievers (control group). Students' writing productivity was assessed by means of a compare-and-contrast essay task and a writing log that registered the processes involved in composition writing using seven categories. The findings render insight into the way children and youth with ADHD and WLD produce text and how much time they dedicate to the various writing subtasks. Among other things, students with ADHD and WLD spend much less time than normal peers thinking about a written composition or reviewing it, which negatively affects the level of coherence and quality of their texts. A critical discussion of the findings and their psychoeducational implications is included.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Writing (Composition), Differences, Comparative Analysis, Productivity, Writing Processes, Writing Difficulties, Mixed Methods Research, Time, Rhetoric, Revision (Written Composition), Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain