Share Paper: Computer-supported Collaborative Reading: A New Approach to Support English Language Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  1. Minoo Ardeshiri, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada
  2. Kyungmee Lee, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada
  3. Jim Cummins, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada
Monday, March 5 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Capitol F

Abstract: English language learners (ELLs) represent the fastest growing segment of the school-age population in the United States. The overrepresentation of ELLs in special education and in particular the ones with ADHD calls for seeking new approaches into teaching practices. Due to the important role of reading in achieving academic language proficiency, this paper is aimed at addressing the issues related to design of a Computer- supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environment which supports ELLs with ADHD to improve their reading skills during and after school hours. Issues such as the role of first language, the instructional strategies, and the collaborative process ...