Many times ADHD and poor executive functioning skills are simultaneously present. Research indicates that ADHD adversely impacts the brain's executive functioning. When operating effectively, our executive functioning skills allow us to effectively think, plan, organize, prioritize, and monitor our ideas, thoughts and actions. These are exactly the skills that research suggests are required to be an effective writer.
If your student or child is diagnosed with ADHD or more subtle attentional problems, it is likely their executive functioning skills are compromised. Studies clearly demonstrate that writing difficulties are the most common academic deficit area by students diagnosed with A.D.H.D. (Mayes & Calhoun, 2005). Since writing is an organizational, or executive functioning task, students diagnosed with ADHD can benefit greatly from writing instruction that directly addresses the application of executive functioning skills in the writing process. SQ Write fills this need, and students with ADHD find SQ Write to be the right program for their brain.
Mayes, S.D., & Calhoun, S.L. (2005). Frequency of reading, math, and writing disabilities in children with clinical disorders. Learning and Individual Differences, 16(2), 145-157.