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An Empirical study to determine whether ADHD disorder affects the process of language learning

Journal: Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience (Vol.2, No. 1)

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Page : 1-7

Keywords : ADHD; Attention Deficit; Learning a Foreign Language;

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In previous studies, it seems that the classification of ADHD did not appear to interfere with learners' performance in foreign language courses. In this empirical investigation, a group of 43 adult language learners diagnosed with ADHD were asked questions relating to their language learning process, in particular to the difficulties encountered when partaking language courses, as well as subjective opinions as to progress and success relating to the language learning and also what the participants felt could have assisted the learning to make it more effective, efficient and successful. A control group of 43 adult language learners who had not been diagnosed with ADHD were asked the same questions. The findings indicated some significant negativity from the ADHD group with regards to their progress and success with the language learning, as well as an extremely significant statistical difference between the ADHD group and the control group in relation to the difficulty concerning attention while learning. This finding concludes that in fact, language learners diagnosed with ADHD report their difficulty with attention and this would corroborate the attention deficit symptom inherent to this neurobehavioral disorder

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