Concepts of print in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Author: 
Amala Viviani Rajan and Maria Kamalam
Abstract: 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the childhood disorders in India that has been the attention of both the medical and educational fields. A child with ADHD faces many challenges in reading. The present study focuses on the sub skills relating to Concepts of Print, components of decoding and reading comprehension. Eighty five children with ADHD in the age group of six to eight years studying in mainstream schools in Tamilnadu, India were the participants of the study. A self-prepared checklist was used to assess the reading skills related to Concepts of Print and comprehension. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Children with ADHD were found to have significant difficulties in visual scanning, decoding, and comprehension. The study concludes that parents and teachers need to emphasize on book and print awareness to help children with ADHD become successful readers.

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