Teaching Strategies for Students With ADHD
The article by authors Kiuhara, O'Neill, Hawken, & Graham discuss ways to improve persuasive writing in high school students. They stress the importance of persuasive writing because students with ADHD had difficulty planning and drafting text. Any teaching strategy that dealt with these weaknesses could improve the writing ability of a student with ADHD. "Intervention studies with younger, middle school students with disabilities shows that their persuasive writing can be improved by teaching them strategies for planning and drafting such text" (Kiuhara, O'Neill, Hawken, & Graham, 2012, p. 337).
The authors found a modified version, developed by De La Paz and Graham geared towards the education of younger middle school students, can be upgraded so that it would be more relevant to high school aged students (Kiuhara, O'Neill, Hawken, & Graham, 2012). The De La Paz and Graham approach addressed two sets of intellectual processes condensed in the mnemonics STOP and DARE. STOP focused mainly on the planning development and prompted students to (a) Interrupt any kind of judgment by cataloguing causes for each side of a point before electing a premise, (b) Take a side after assessing the listed concepts, (c) Organize concepts from strongest to weakest or most significant to...
336). In advancing this approach, the authors developed a third mnemonic, AIMS, that was positioned between STOP and DARE. It was intended to aid the student create an outline and more importantly an introduction, that would generate interest in the reader. Aims permits the writer to contextualize material covering the subject for the audience. With this newly modified strategy in place, six 10th grade high school students, of which four were boys, were able to learn how to write persuasively utilizing the Self-Regulated Strategy Development model. An assessment was done to check the effectiveness of such a model and thanks to the STOP, AIMS, and DARE approach, they were able to not only write longer essays but also, qualitatively better essays. Students reported feeling positive after going through this kind of educational…
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