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ERIC Number: EJ872871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Improving the Persuasive Essay Writing of High School Students with ADHD
Jacobson, Laura Thompson; Reid, Robert
Exceptional Children, v76 n2 p157-174 Win 2010
Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience serious academic deficits. One area that is particularly problematic is written expression. This study assesses the effectiveness of a persuasive essay-writing strategy taught by using the self-regulated strategy development model on the writing skills of 3 high school students with ADHD. Results indicate a marked improvement in the number of essay elements, length, and holistic quality of students' essays. Planning time also increased. The students maintained gains at 3-week follow-up. The article also discusses implications for future research and practice. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A