Reading Comprehension and ADHD: the role of reading words and working memory
Reading and ADHDDo children with ADHD have specific reading comprehension problems? In the study of Cain.K and Bignell.S (2014), the authors try to find the relationship between the symptoms of inattention and the hyperactivity reading comprehension. The authors show that attention problems are associated with low reading comprehension. This relationship is mediated by the ability to read words. High hyperactivity instead is related to low oral understanding rather than a low reading comprehension (Cain & Bignell, 2014).
Although the relationship between ADHD and the ability to read words is known, studies suggest that the problems of reading comprehension in ADHD are also due to the difficulty of constructing a mental representation of reading consistently. Many children with ADHD can read correctly but then they are not able to explain what they have read sequentially. These difficulties would be related…
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