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ADHD, läsförståelse och läsning av olika slags texter.: Två elevers perspektiv på läsning i ämnena svenska och SO.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
ADHD and reading of various types of texts : – the views of two pupils on reading in the school subjects Swedish and Social sciences (English)
Abstract [en]

When you think about children with ADHD diagnosis you might think of hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention. Former research has shown how affective those aspects are regarding to reading and reading comprehension among these children. Therefore it is important to have these difficulties in mind teaching children with ADHD when it comes to reading. The aim of this study is to examine if, and in that case how, two students in year eight with ADHD might experience difficulties in reading and reading comprehension of two diffrent texttypes; fiction and expository texts in the subjects swedish and social sciences. That aim will also serve as the main question of the study. To answer my question I used interviews. My analysis of the result shows that the students did experience difficulties in reading and reading comprehension, but in sometimes different ways and because of different reasons. Both students said that fiction is easier to read and understand than expository texts. Both students also said that reading has to do with interest and motivation. If the text isn´t interesting enough or the subject of the text isn´t about something that motivates them to read, it´s much harder for them to read and understand the text. The result also shows how different persons with ADHD think of school in general and reading in particular. The conclusion of that can be summarized that, as well as all persons are different from each other so is the outcome of ADHD when it comes to personality and differences in reading difficulties. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 49 p.
National Category
Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126033OAI: diva2:974551
Subject / course
Examensarbete Speciallärarprogrammet
Educational program
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training
Available from: 2016-09-28 Created: 2016-09-26 Last updated: 2016-09-28Bibliographically approved

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