publication . Article . 2016

The Child’s Body as a Disorder: discursive approaches towards ADHD

Carmen Gloria Núñez;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: Athenea Digital. Revista de pensamiento e investigación social, volume 16, page 211 (eissn: 1578-8946, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most frequent neurological diagnosis of the Chilean primary health care system for elementary school students. New norms and regulations now define which professionals can diagnose and treat this disorder. In this study, we approach to the construction of ADHD from a discursive perspective, through the analyses of interviews with parents, and professionals from health and school systems, in charge of ADHD detection and treatment. The analyses focused on the discursive positions evidenced in the interpretative repertoires (IR) of these actors, and on the effects they generate. Findings show three IR: the cons...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: ADHD, Special educational needs, Discourse analysis, TDAH, Necesidades educativas especiales, Análisis de discurso, History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, Social sciences (General), H1-99, ADHD; Special Educational Needs; Discourse Analysis, TDAH; Necesidades educativas especiales; Análisis de discurso
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