ERIC Number: EJ778781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 3
Achieving Higher Levels of Success for A.D.H.D. Students Working in Collaborative Groups
Simplicio, Joseph S. C.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v34 n3 p140-141 Sep 2007
This article explores a new and innovative strategy for helping students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) achieve higher levels of academic success when working in collaborative groups. Since the research indicates that students with this disorder often have difficulty in maintaining their concentration this strategy is designed to help these students better focus on their responsibilities. In turn, it is hoped that they will be more successful in completing their assignments. The rationale of the strategy centers on developing alternative methodologies of assigning tasks to A.D.H.D. students working in collaborative groups. Although no single paradigm will guarantee success for all A.D.H.D. students, this strategy affords teachers the opportunity to help their students move toward achieving their potential.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Attention Span, Success
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