The Effects of Coaching on Mathematics Homework Completion and Accuracy of High School Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Donald E. Merriman
  • Robin S. Codding
Original Paper


As many as 30% of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) do not achieve academically at the level predicted by their age or IQ. One of the variables that may contribute to their poor academic performance is homework completion. Unfortunately, a paucity of research has investigated interventions that address homework problems, particularly at the secondary level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a coaching intervention that incorporated self-monitoring, goal-setting, and systematic fading on the homework completion and accuracy of three high-school students diagnosed with AD/HD. Results suggest that coaching led to improvements across all three students. Performance was maintained during fading and post-treatment for the two students for whom it was examined.


AD/HD Goal setting Self-monitoring Coaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Psychology ProgramCity University of New York Graduate School and University CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Counseling and School PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts BostonBostonUSA

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