A Look into the Dyslexic and ADHD Mind: How does ADHD play a part in a Student with Dyslexia’s Reading Comprehension and Fluency?

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Florida Southern College
This paper explains the relationship between a student with dyslexia and a student with both dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In elementary schools across the country there is a rise in the number of students with dyslexia and students with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This paper examines how interventions can benefit students with dyslexia versus how interventions can benefit students with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The research described in this paper compares two students that are on the same reading level and both struggle with reading comprehension and fluency. Students are assessed to find out how ADHD combined with dyslexia plays a part in students processing. I will be comparing how interventions can help students reading level improve through work with fluency and comprehension. This paper explains each component of the process starting with assessments, going into interventions, the results, and a summary. It also explains how this process of interventions and assessments can help students with dyslexia and ADHD in the future.
Honors Thesis Spring 2020
Dyslexics, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Behavior disorders in children, Reading disability, Reading comprehension, Attention-deficit-disordered children