Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
In education, there have been an increase number of students who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Although not all students with ADHD demonstrate executive function deficits, it’s been proven executive function deficits typically affect students with ADHD and their academic performance. Using a group of three fourth grade participants, the current study examines students with ADHD and how executive functions affect their literacy development in their regular classroom and how teachers can employ techniques and strategies to help bridge this gap. The results suggest students diagnosed with ADHD struggle with executive function development. Moreover, with implementation of strategies and techniques in the student’s executive function deficit area can help bridge the gap and increase student academic performance.
Pettrone, Nicole, "The Effects of Executive Functions in Children with ADHD and the Impact on Their Literacy Development" (2015). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 584.