The AHA Project: An Evidence-Based Augmented Reality Intervention for the Improvement of Reading and Spelling Skills in Children with ADHD

  • Giuseppe Chiazzese
  • Eleni Mangina
  • Antonella Chifari
  • Gianluca Merlo
  • Rita Treacy
  • Crispino TostoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11385)


Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience difficulties in maintaining focused attention and remaining on-task and often have comorbid Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD). Given the characteristics of ADHD, interventions for the SLDs should be designed to enhance students’ motivation and engagement. Augmented Reality (AR) can improve students’ outcomes by enhancing attention and motivation. In this direction, the ADHD-Augmented (AHA) project implements an evidence-based intervention, supported by AR, to improve reading and spelling skills for children diagnosed with ADHD.


ADHD Augmented Reality Reading and spelling ability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per le Tecnologie DidattichePalermoItaly
  2. 2.University College DublinDublinIreland
  3. 3.WordsWorth Learning LimitedDublinIreland

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