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Särskilt stöd på en grundskola: En studie om elevhälsans tolkning av och arbete med särskilt stöd enligt Skollagen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Special resources in an elementary school : A study of the interpretation of and work with Skollagen concerning special resources. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to understand how an elementary school interpreted and worked with the law Skollagen (SFS 2010:800) concerning special needs in school additionally in which way a neuropsychiatric diagnosis might interact with the interpretation. To answer the aim we used following research problems: How does the school define the term special needs and special resources itself? How does the school identify pupils with special needs and work with them? In which way does the neuropsychiatric diagnosis affect the interpretation of the law concerning special needs when it comes to deciding whether a pupil is in need of special recourses? Skollagen (SFS 2010:800) does not define special recourses and does not indicate how the school should use them. We were therefore interested in how an elementary school defined the term and decided to work with it. We based our study upon interviews with 6 respondents whom are central in the process of providing special resources for children in school. It’s these respondents interpretation of the law that eventually decide who the special recourses are given to and in which way. The results of the study was that the neuropsychiatric diagnosis itself had no affect concerning if special resources were given to a pupil, rather as an indicator of the pupils certain needs. The definition of special resources itself were connected to the way the school used the tools provided, for example listening to an audio book instead of reading. The school had different ways of identifying pupils with special needs amongst them were the usage of ‘screening’. A test all pupils do in order to determine who might need some extra help in school.

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Keyword [sv]
Särskilt stöd, normalitet, neuropsykiatrisk diagnos, grundskola, tolkningsutrymme, konstruktioner.
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20557OAI: diva2:538131
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2012-07-02Bibliographically approved

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