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I skuggan av pojkarna: En kvalitativ studie om flickor med ADHD
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to illuminate and analyze what girls with ADHD say they experienced during their school time. The study will also answer the questions of issues; how did the girls say they were treated by their teachers and classmates and which pedagogical experiences can we learn from their statements?

Method: In order to investigate this, six semi structured interviews were carried out. I decided not to interview girls in their school age, but women with ADHD who has already graduated, since I believe it can be very sensitive for young girls to talk about the subject and they are not able to give the overall perspective on their school time that I was looking for.

Result: The results of the interviews shows that all of the women felt misunderstood during their childhood and they all had bad experiences from school.

Conclusion: One of the conclusions of this study is that there are not sufficiently knowledge about girls with ADHD and many of them are not diagnosed until they are grown up which leads to that the girls does not get the support they need in school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
ADHD, girls, self-esteem, alienation, support, diagnosis
Keyword [sv]
ADHD, flickor, självkänsla, utanförskap, stöd, diagnos
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6598OAI: diva2:401783
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-04 Created: 2011-03-03 Last updated: 2011-03-04Bibliographically approved

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