Children with ADHD in the ESL Classroom Research Proposal by Nicky

A research proposal to explore alternative strategies to teach children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) within the ESL classroom.
# 151101 | 1,734 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 22, 2012 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (ESL)

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The paper discusses a study that would determine the needs of ADHD children in the second language classroom, identify specific classroom activities that can be integrated in the classroom in order to address these needs, and integrate this with professionally suggested therapeutic strategies to help children control the most disruptive manifestations of their disorder. The paper details the importance of such a study and also points out its limitations.

Aims and Objectives

From the Paper:

"According to Schnoes et al. (2006), ADHD is a chronic condition affecting about 3%-5% of school children across the United States. It is one of the most common disorders diagnosed in children, manifesting in problems such as maintaining attention and persistence in completing a task. Such abilities are crucial to academic success, particularly in the ESL classroom, and therefore need to be addressed by teachers. For this reason, teachers need to gain a thorough understanding of the disorder to be able to help these children succeed.
"An understanding of the disorder and its various manifestations is a solid beginning towards helping ADHD children to successfully learn a second language. However, creating integrated activities to address these needs is complicated by the fact that each child manifests the disorder in a unique way. Behaviors associated with the disorder also vary across different age groups (U.S. Department of Education, 2004). Teachers will therefore need to display considerable creativity in creating tasks that will help ADHD learners participate in the ESL classroom. This could be done with the help of a professional with experience in working with the disorder."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schnoes, Connie, Reid Robert, Wagner, Mary & Marder, Camille. (2006, Summer). ADHD among students receiving special education services: a national survey. Exceptional Children. Retrieved from
  • Simplicio, Joseph S.C. (2007, Sept). Achieving higher levels of success for A.D.H.D. students working in collaborative groups. Journal of Instructional Psychology. Retrieved from
  • U.S. Department of Education (2004). Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices.
  • Wood, Jamie C., Heiskell, Kelly D., Delay, Dawn M., Jongeling, Jody Ann S. & Perry, Darrick. (2009, Summer). Teachers' preferences for interventions for ethnically diverse learners with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adolescence. Retrieved from

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