En studie om hur ADHD/DAMP skildras i fem barnlitterära verk
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study is to find out, explore and see how children with neuropsychiatric problems like ADHD/DAMP are portrayed and treated in five fictional children’s books written by writers who all are related to ADHD issues, except for one writer.
I have done a text analysis performed on five children’s books which can be found in libraries in most of the libraries in Sweden. The analysis shows varying results between the five books followed by a general conclusion about how children with concentration problems are being presented in these chosen children's literature. The main problematic of this study is to examine how these characters are being represented and treated within the scopes of school, family relations and how ADHD/DAMP symptoms are portrayed. This study focuses on analysing how the actual ADHD/DAMP behaviour is being reflected and better understanding for the reader to understand the symptoms of ADHD.
Another fact is what kind of relations these children with neuropsychiatric dysfunctions are portrayed when facing with other persons, such as family and friends and how ADHD/DAMP is affecting them daily basis. The last focus of this study is to investigate if the children in these fictive books are experiencing problems in school, and if they are receiving any support at all, for instance in form of a supporting teacher and how if these support helps the children in their personal development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
adhd, damp, funktionshinder, bokanalys
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21329OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21329DiVA: diva2:687604
Subject / course
2013-12-03, PA123, Alfred Nobels Allé 7, Flemingsberg, 14:00 (Swedish)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Zackariasson, Maria, Docent
Lilja, Agneta, Högskolelektor