Reflections Of Self: Images Of People With Specific Learning Disabilities And Attention Deficit/hyperactive Disorder In Children's Literature

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/etd/262
DOI:
10.30707/etd2014.hayes.e
Author(s):
Hayes, Elizabeth R.
Publisher(s):
Illinois State University
Tags:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; children's literature; content analysis; Specific Learning Disability; Special Education Administration; Special Education and Teaching
thesis / dissertation description
In this dissertation, I explored the portrayals of people with a specific learning disability or with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children's literature. Eighteen books were analyzed to determine what themes and messages were being conveyed to children.The major themes were about friendship, and overcoming issues associated with a SLD or AD/HD. In addtion, the portrayals suggest that children with SLD and AD/HD have similar problems like their peers with these conditions. However, there were portrayals of stereotypical roles and usage of negative language.