Reading Success: A Reading Intervention for Students with ADHD
This professional development book provides an easy-to-implement program that teaches students to consciously apply strategies to improve their reading skills. The strategies are easily transferred to any reading context, and help students become independent readers who find reading fun and enjoyable. The intervention is suitable for a wide range of ages and reading abilities, and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of ADHD students and their teachers.
The intervention presented in this book has been specifically designed to meet the needs of students with ADHD, and their parents and teachers, as each student endeavours to improve their level of reading competence. The current understanding of ADHD is still incomplete, and many aspects remain controversial; however, more recent understanding of the disorder has been used to design this reading intervention.
The intervention has been structured to develop independent readers who are capable of monitoring and adjusting their own reading behaviour to meet the demands of the text they are reading. Participation in the program also helps students to view reading as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity. As such, the intervention is useful for teachers, teacher aides and parents who are faced with the problems associated with teaching students with ADHD to read. Trials in schools demonstrate that students with ADHD from early primary through to senior high school are able to benefit from the programme.
This book will provide readers with sufficient information to implement and maintain the reading intervention.
- Section 1 provides a brief overview of the current understanding of ADHD.
- Section 2 briefly outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the intervention program.
- Section 3 presents the components of the intervention.
- Section 4 consists of a series of lesson plans that take the reader step-by-step through the implementation of the intervention.
The appendices include the necessary templates for forms and certificates, as well as samples of students’ work and answers to commonly asked questions about the intervention and the implementation process.
Author: Kathy Baker
Age Suitability: All