ERIC Number: EJ1091667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Reading Tests Aloud an Accommodation for Youth with or at Risk for ADHD?
Spiel, Craig Freeman; Mixon, Clifton S.; Holdaway, Alex S.; Evans, Steven W.; Harrison, Judith R.; Zoromski, Allison K.; Yost, Joanna Sadler
Remedial and Special Education, v37 n2 p101-112 Mar-Apr 2016
In this study, we intend to determine if reading tests aloud provides a differential boost to youth with elevated symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) relative to same-aged peers. Participants were 36 youth, 44% with or at risk for ADHD, who participated in a week long summer camp. Over the course of the week, youth attended five 45-min classroom periods followed by 10-min tests. Participants were randomized into one of two conditions (i.e., read aloud and silent) that alternated across 5 days. Results indicate that reading tests aloud in small groups significantly improved the testing performance of youth with or at risk for ADHD and provided a differential boost relative to youth without ADHD. Implications for special education practice and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Comparative Analysis, Reading Tests, Oral Reading, At Risk Students, Summer Programs, Randomized Controlled Trials, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Special Education, Testing Accommodations, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Achievement Tests, Rating Scales, Student Characteristics, Silent Reading
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
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