Developing Attitudes of Primary School Students Towards Peers with Specific Learning Disorder Through Creative Stories

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Kanokporn Vibulpatanavong


This research aimed at (1) investigating the attitudes of upper primary school students towards peers with specific learning disorder, and (2) examining the effect of creative stories on the attitudes of upper primary school students towards peers with specific learning disorder. In investigating the attitudes of the students, two hundred sixty-nine Grade 4-6 students in Bangkok, Thailand, responded to a questionnaire. It was found that the students generally had positive attitudes towards peers with specific learning disorder, although there were some negative attitudes related to misunderstanding about specific reading disorder. Comparing to non-academic oriented activities, the number of students with positive attitude towards interacting and supporting students with specific learning disorder decreased when the activities were academic oriented. In examining the effect of creative stories on the attitudes of upper primary school students, ten students from one classroom of each grade from Grade 4 - 6 in a school in Bangkok, Thailand, were purposely selected. It was found the scores from the attitude questionnaire of the students increased significantly after the reading of the books.


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