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Students often struggle with reading assignments not because they cannot read the text, but because they have trouble with comprehension. Depending on their grade level they might have difficulty recalling letters, words, and sequences of events. Reading can also become a boring and meaningless task for students with ADHD when they do not understand what they are reading. If there is no connection from the story to their current knowledge, their mind is more likely to wander. The following are some accommodations for reading assignments:
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