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IKT för elever med ADHD: Nytta eller nöje?
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
ICT for students with ADHD : For play or learning? (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim with this study was to see how a few teachers with experience of young students with ADHD looks upon the need of special support through ICT and from which perspective of special needs education the support is formed.

I related the informants’ answers about their views on special needs support based on a relational and categorical perspective and came to the conclusion that all of the informants uses a bit of both depending on each individual students needs. Therefor I could see that the dilemma perspective is current in schools today. The most important need for the students with ADHD in general is, according to the informants, structure and routine.

The result from this study also shows that general knowledge about ICT is lacking and needs to increase. This could in most cases be explained by the schools economic resources as that partly prevent purchase of new and more equipment but also forces the school to keep larger groups of students in each class. This leads to less time for the teacher to learn about how and when ICT can be used. When asked if or how ICT could work as an asset for the students with ADHD in their studies, all of the informants said that it could be used mainly as motivation for the students to keep focus but is not seen as a tool only for those in need of special support but acts as motivation for all students, with or without diagnosis.

In general ICT is viewed as a complement to the ordinary education and all of the informants points out the importance of letting go of these artifacts once in a while to actually see what surrounds them and that it is important to know the purpose of its use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
ICT, ADHD, alternative tools, special needs education, support
Keyword [sv]
IKT, ADHD, alternativa verktyg, specialpedagogik, stöd
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23525OAI: diva2:720121
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-05-28 Created: 2014-05-28 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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