ERIC Number: EJ818783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Effects of Coaching on Mathematics Homework Completion and Accuracy of High School Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Merriman, Donald E.; Codding, Robin S.
Journal of Behavioral Education, v17 n4 p339-355 Dec 2008
As many as 30% of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) do not achieve academically at the level predicted by their age or IQ. One of the variables that may contribute to their poor academic performance is homework completion. Unfortunately, a paucity of research has investigated interventions that address homework problems, particularly at the secondary level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a coaching intervention that incorporated self-monitoring, goal-setting, and systematic fading on the homework completion and accuracy of three high-school students diagnosed with AD/HD. Results suggest that coaching led to improvements across all three students. Performance was maintained during fading and post-treatment for the two students for whom it was examined.
Descriptors: Homework, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Low Achievement, Intervention, Tutoring, At Risk Students, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gains
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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