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Bolic Baric, V., Hellberg, K., Kjellberg, A. & Hemmingsson, H. (2018). Internet Activities During Leisure: A Comparison Between Adolescents With ADHD and Adolescents From the General Population. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22(12), 1131-1139
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internet Activities During Leisure: A Comparison Between Adolescents With ADHD and Adolescents From the General Population
2018 (English)In: Journal of Attention Disorders, ISSN 1087-0547, E-ISSN 1557-1246, Vol. 22, no 12, p. 1131-1139Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Adolescents’ leisure activities are increasingly focusing on Internet activities, and today, these coexist with traditional leisure activities such as sport and meeting friends. The purpose of the present study was to investigate leisure activities, particularly Internet activities, among boys and girls with ADHD, and compare these with boys and girls from the general population. The objective was also to explore how traditional leisure activities and Internet activities interrelate among adolescents with ADHD. 

Method: Adolescents with ADHD (n = 102) were compared with adolescents from the general population on leisure activities and Internet use. 

Results: Leisure activities among adolescents with ADHD tended to focus on Internet activities, particularly online games. Internet activities were broadening leisure activities among adolescents with ADHD, rather than being a substitute for traditional leisure activities. 

Conclusion: Internet activities may provide adolescents with ADHD accessible means of social interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
adolescent ADHD, computer games, principal components analysis, peer relationships
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123871 (URN)10.1177/1087054715613436 (DOI)000444488700005 ()26610742 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Bolic Baric, V., Hemmingsson, H., Hellberg, K. & Kjellberg, A. (2017). The Occupational Transition Process to Upper Secondary School, Further Education and/or Work in Sweden: As Described by Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 47(3), 667-679
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Occupational Transition Process to Upper Secondary School, Further Education and/or Work in Sweden: As Described by Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
2017 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 47, no 3, p. 667-679Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to describe the occupational transition process to upper secondary school, further education and/or work, and to discover what support influences the process from the perspectives of young adults with Asperger’s disorder (AS) or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This qualitative study comprised semi-structured interviews with 15 young adults with AS or ADHD, eight men and seven women (aged 20 to 29 years). Most of the participants were attending community-based day centres at local businesses. Analysis identified three different occupational transition pathways following compulsory school. Support influencing the occupational transition process included: occupational transition preparation in compulsory school, practical work experience in a safe environment, and support beyond the workplace. The overall understanding shows that the occupational transition process was a longitudinal one starting as early as in middle school, and continuing until the young adults with AS and ADHD obtained and were able to remain in employment or further education. Support from community-based day centres was described both as an important step towards finding employment in the regular labour market in which participants could develop practical work experience, and as being too far away from the regular labour market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
Keywords
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, employment, education, qualitative research, services
National Category
Other Health Sciences Neurosciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123872 (URN)10.1007/s10803-016-2986-z (DOI)000396815400014 ()
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Bolic, V., Hellberg, K., Kjellberg, A. & Hemmingsson, H. (2016). Support for learning- goes beyond academic support: voices of students with Asperger’s disorder and ADHD. Autism, 20(2), 183-195
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Support for learning- goes beyond academic support: voices of students with Asperger’s disorder and ADHD
2016 (English)In: Autism, ISSN 1362-3613, E-ISSN 1461-7005, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 183-195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe and explore the experiences of support at school among young adults with Asperger’s disorder (AS) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and also to examine what support they, in retrospect, described as influencing learning. Purposive sampling was used to enroll participants. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with thirteen young adults aged between 20-29 years. A qualitative analysis, based on interpreting people’s experiences was conducted by grouping and searching for patterns in data. The findings indicate that the participants experienced difficulties at school that included academic, social and emotional conditions, all of which could influence learning. Support for learning included small groups, individualized teaching methods, teachers who cared, and practical and emotional support. These clusters together confirm the overall understanding that support for learning aligns academic and psychosocial support. In conclusion, academic support combined with psychosocial support at school seems to be crucial for learning among students with AS and ADHD.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
Keywords
Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD/ADD, psychosocial support, education, educational provision, services, qualitative research, special needs students
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115117 (URN)10.1177/1362361315574582 (DOI)000372880100007 ()
Available from: 2015-03-10 Created: 2015-03-09 Last updated: 2017-04-21Bibliographically approved
Bolic Baric, V. (2016). Support in school and the occupational transition process: Adolescents and young adults with neuropsychiatric disabilities. (Doctoral dissertation). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
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2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this thesis was to describe and explore the experiences of support in school of adolescents and young adults with neuropsychiatric disabilities. Furthermore, the aim was to explore support that influences the occupational transition to upper secondary school, further education and work. The two first studies investigated computer use in educational activities and during leisure activities by adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Study II also aimed to explore how traditional leisure activities and Internet activities interrelate among adolescents with ADHD. In Studies I and II data was collected using a questionnaire focusing on information and communication technology (ICT) use in school and leisure. Adolescents with ADHD (n = 102) aged 12-18 years were compared with adolescents with physical disabilities (Study I) and adolescents from the general population (Studies I and II). In Study III the aim was to describe the experiences of support at school among young adults with AS and ADHD, and to explore what support they, in retrospect, described as influencing learning. Study IV aimed to describe the occupational transition process to upper secondary school, further education and/or work and to explore what support influenced the process from the perspectives of young adults with AS or ADHD. Studies III (n=13) and IV (n=15) used qualitative semi-structured interviews with young adults with AS or ADHD, aged 18-30 years and were analysed using hermeneutics according to Gadamer.

The findings of Study I showed that students with ADHD reported significantly less frequent use of computers for almost all educational activities compared with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. They reported low satisfaction with computer use in school and a desire to use computers more often and for more activities in school compared with students with physical disabilities. Study II showed that Internet activities among adolescents with ADHD during leisure, tended to focus on online games. Furthermore, analysis demonstrated that Internet activities were broadening leisure activities among adolescents with ADHD, rather than being a substitute for traditional leisure activities. Study III found that young adults with AS or ADHD experienced difficulties at school that included academic, social, and emotional aspects, all of which influenced learning. Support addressing difficulties with academic performance was described as insufficient and only occasionally provided in school. In conclusion, support for learning among students with AS or ADHD needs to combine academic and psychosicial support. The findings of Study IV identified three different pathways following compulsory school. Support influencing the occupational transition process included: occupational transition preparation in compulsory school, practical work experience in a safe environment, and support beyond the workplace. Support from community-based day centres was described both as an important step towards work in the regular labour market, as well as being too far away from the regular labour market.

In conclusion, this thesis revealed that support in school among students with AS or ADHD needs to combine academic and psychosocial support. Despite being regarded as facilitating learning, individuals with ADHD or AS reported limited computer and Internet use in school. Based on the results it is suggested that Internet activities may provide adolescents with neuropsychiatric disabilities with new opportunities for social interaction and educational activities. On the basis of the results it is suggested that the occupational transition process should be viewed as a longitudinal one, starting in compulsory school and continuing on until young adults obtain and are able to remain in work or further education. This thesis revealed that extended transition planning, inter-service collaboration and support from communitybased day centres were aspects of the environment that influenced the occupational transition process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2016. p. 83
Series
Linköping University Medical Dissertations, ISSN 0345-0082 ; 1498
Keywords
Information and communication technology, neuropsychiatric disabilities, education, occupational transition, occupational therapy, internet activities
National Category
Neurosciences Other Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123873 (URN)10.3384/diss.diva-123873 (DOI)978-91-7685-872-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-02-05, K2, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping, Norrköping, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2016-01-12 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Hemmingsson, H., Bolic Baric, V. & Lidström, H. (2015). E-inclusion: Digital equality – young people with disabilities (217ed.). In: Cecilia Sik-Lányi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Cudd (Ed.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: . Paper presented at 13th AAATE conference, 9th-12th September 2015, Budapest, Hungary (pp. 685-688). IOS Press, 217
Open this publication in new window or tab >>E-inclusion: Digital equality – young people with disabilities
2015 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics / [ed] Cecilia Sik-Lányi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Cudd, IOS Press, 2015, 217, Vol. 217, p. 685 - 688p. 685-688Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The United Nations' position is that digital access is a matter involving equality between groups of people, the securing of democratic rights, and equal opportunities for all citizens. This study investigates digital equality in school and leisure between young people with and without disabilities. A cross-sectional design with group comparisons was applied. Participants were young people (10–18 years of age) with disabilities (n=389) and a reference group in about the same ages. Data were collected by a survey focusing on access to and engagement in ICT activities in school and during leisure time. The results demonstrated young people with disabilities had restricted participation in computer use in educational activities, in comparison to young people in general. During leisure time young people with disabilities had a leading position compared to the reference group with respect to internet use in a variety of activities. Beneficial environmental conditions at home (and the reverse in schools) are discussed as parts of the explanation for the differing engagement levels at home and in school, and among young people with disabilities and young people in general.

Conclusion: Schools need to prioritise use of ICT by young people with disabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2015. p. 685 - 688 Edition: 217
Series
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365 ; 217
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120907 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-685 (DOI)978-1-61499-565-4 (ISBN)978-1-61499-566-1 (ISBN)
Conference
13th AAATE conference, 9th-12th September 2015, Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2018-02-09
Bolic Baric, V., Tegelström, V., Ekblad, E. & Hemmingsson, H. (2015). Usability of RemindMe – An Interactive Web-Based Mobile Reminder Calendar:: A Professional's Perspective (217ed.). In: Cecilia Sik-Lányi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Cudd (Ed.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: . Paper presented at 13th AAATE conference, 9th-12th September, 2015, Budapest, Hungary (pp. 247-254). IOS Press, 217
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Usability of RemindMe – An Interactive Web-Based Mobile Reminder Calendar:: A Professional's Perspective
2015 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics / [ed] Cecilia Sik-Lányi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Klaus Miesenberger, Peter Cudd, IOS Press, 2015, 217, Vol. 217, p. 1083p. 247-254Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of the study was to examine the usability of an interactive web-based mobile reminder calendar (RemindMe) developed for supporting individuals in organizing, planning and executing activities in everyday life, from the perspectives of professionals.

Methods and material: Eleven professionals working in community services evaluated the usability of RemindMe in their clinical practice. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and analysed with inductive qualitative analysis.

Results: The professionals perceived that RemindMe was useful, easy to use, and intuitive. There was a need among professionals for a web-based reminder calendar that requires the active acknowledgement of reminders. RemindMe's feedback system offering self-monitored information based on the user's interaction with the system supported the professionals in discussions, evaluation, and follow-up based on the needs of the persons with cognitive impairments.

Conclusion: The results indicate that RemindMe may be potentially useful to professionals who provide support to individuals with cognitive impairments. However, further research is needed to evaluate experience of using RemindMe from the perspective of individuals with cognitive impairments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2015. p. 1083 Edition: 217
Series
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365 ; 217
Keywords
Cognitive impairments, active prompts, mobile phone, short text message (SMS), feed-back system
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120906 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-247 (DOI)978-1-61499-565-4 (ISBN)978-1-61499-566-1 (ISBN)
Conference
13th AAATE conference, 9th-12th September, 2015, Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2017-04-11Bibliographically approved
Bolic Baric, V., Lidström, H., Thelin, N., Kjellberg, A. & Hemmingsson, H. (2014). Computer use in educational activities by students with ADHD. In: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists: Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures. Paper presented at 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, June 18-21, 2014, Yokohama, Japan.
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2014 (English)In: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists: Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: One type of support in school that holds promise for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as computers and Internet. Computer use in educational activities may be one promising tool to support academic performance of students with ADHD experiencing difficulties in school. However, students with ADHD may be overlooked regarding available support compared with students with physical disabilities.Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate computer use in educational activities by students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with that of students with physical disabilities and students from the general population.Methods: The design of the study was cross-sectional with group comparison. Students with a primary diagnosis of ADHD and related disorders were recruited from habilitation centres (HCs). Students with ADHD (n=102) were pairmatched in terms of age and sex with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population (n = 940) were used as a reference group.Results: Students with ADHD reported significantly less frequent use of computers for almost all educational activities compared with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Students with ADHD reported low satisfaction with computer use in school. In addition, students with ADHD reported a desire to use computers more often and for more activities in school compared with students with physical disabilities. Conclusion: From an equality perspective, it is essential to enable students with ADHD to use computers in educational activities. Contribution to the practice/evidence base of occupational therapy: Focusing on promoting computer use in educational activities in school for students with physical disabilities as well as students with ADHD is an emerging field in occupational therapy.

National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108084 (URN)
Conference
16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, June 18-21, 2014, Yokohama, Japan
Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-25 Last updated: 2017-03-27
Bolic, V., Hellberg, K., Kjellberg, A. & Hemmingsson, H. (2014). Support in school and the transition to further education and/or work – young adults with Asperger’s Disorder and ADHD. In: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational: Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures. Paper presented at 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, June 18-21, 2014, Yokohama, Japan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Support in school and the transition to further education and/or work – young adults with Asperger’s Disorder and ADHD
2014 (English)In: 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational: Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures, 2014Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Support in school and the transition to further education and/or work – young adults with Asperger’s Disorder and ADHD

Introduction

Individuals with Asperger’s Disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may need support in order to participate and progress toward graduating from school; a starting point for pursuing institutes of further education, work and participation in community life.

Objectives

The aim of this study was to describe and explore young adults’ with Asperger’s Disorder syndrome and ADHD experience of support in school and what they, in retrospect describe as influencing learning.

Methods

Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample comprising 13 young adults between the age of 20 to 29 years, diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder and attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) based on DSM-IV and / or ICD-10 that have completed compulsory school.  A qualitative data analysis was used. 

Results

Results show that the students in the present study stated that they did not receive adequate support during their school time in relation to their perceived difficulties with academic performance. Different aspects of support including academic accommodations, social support and emotional support are described as important for learning and participation in school.  Despite being evident in the students’ stories the support was perceived as inappropriate in relation to their individual needs and the students advocate for support affecting the students’ wellbeing.

Conclusion

The experience of support in school described by students with presented Asperger’s Disorder and ADHD are complex and require understanding of multiple aspects important for learning and participation.  

Contribution to the practice/evidence base of occupational therapy

Based on the students’ perspectives this study showed that different forms of support in school are important for learning and participation.  Therefore, occupational therapy services are essential for developing and implementing interventions in school. In addition, a collaborative approach between educators, parents and students is crucial for supporting students with Asperger’s Disorder and ADHD in school.

 

 

National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108086 (URN)
Conference
16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, June 18-21, 2014, Yokohama, Japan
Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-25 Last updated: 2014-08-20
Bolic, V., Lidström, H., Thelin, N., Kjellberg, A. & Hemmingsson, H. (2013). Computer use in educational activities by students with ADHD. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20(5), 357-364
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2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 20, no 5, p. 357-364Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate computer use in educational activities by students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with that of students with physical disabilities and students from the general population.

Methods: The design of the study was cross-sectional with group comparison. Students with ADHD (n = 102) were pair-matched in terms of age and sex with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population (n = 940) were used as a reference group.

Results: The study showed that less than half of the students with ADHD had access to a computer in the classroom. Students with ADHD reported significantly less frequent use of computers for almost all educational activities compared with students with physical disabilities and students from the general population. Students with ADHD reported low satisfaction with computer use in school. In addition, students with ADHD reported a desire to use computers more often and for more activities in school compared with students with physical disabilities.

Conclusions: These results indicate that occupational therapists should place more emphasize on how to enable students with ADHD to use computers in educational activities in school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
Information and communication technology (ICT), computer access, school-based practice, physical disabilities
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86782 (URN)10.3109/11038128.2012.758777 (DOI)000323943600006 ()
Available from: 2013-01-04 Created: 2013-01-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Bolic, V., Hellberg, K., Kjellberg, A. & Hemmingsson, H. (2013). Stöd för lärande – mer än bara pedagogiskt stöd: Elever med neuropsykiatrisk funktionsnedsättning. In: AT-forum 2013: Nationell konferens i arbetsterapi. Paper presented at At-forum 2013, 24-25 april, Stockholm.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stöd för lärande – mer än bara pedagogiskt stöd: Elever med neuropsykiatrisk funktionsnedsättning
2013 (Swedish)In: AT-forum 2013: Nationell konferens i arbetsterapi, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Stöd i skolan och övergång till vidare studier och arbetsliv-personer med neuropsykiatriska diagnoser

Bakgrund

Att lämna grundskolan innebär för många unga vuxna en övergång till vuxenlivet med antingen vidare studier eller arbetsliv i sikte. Det innebär nya utmaningar som de flesta unga vuxna klarar av medan personer med neuropsykiatriska funktionsnedsättningar riskerar att komma tillkorta i och med de krav som samhället ställer. Hur stödet har sett ut i grundskolan kan påverka ungdomarnas övergång till vidare studier och arbetsliv. Studier har visat att personer med neuropsykiatriska funktionsnedsättningar är en eftersatt grupp då det gäller anpassningar i skolan.

Syfte

Syftet med studien är att undersöka unga vuxnas med Asperger diagnos och ADHD erfarenheter av stödåtgärder i skolan samt vad individerna retrospektivt värderar som betydelsefullt för övergången till vidare studier och arbetsliv.

Tillvägagångssätt och analys

I studien har ett ändamålsenligt urval användas utifrån följande kriterier; personerna ska ha en neuropsykiatrisk diagnos som Asperger syndrom och Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) baserad på DSM-IV och/eller ICD-10 (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; World Health Organisation, 1993), vara i åldrarna 18-30 år samt vilja och förmåga att kommunicera sina erfarenheter av tidigare skoltid och övergången till vidare studier. Intervjuer har genomförts med 13 unga vuxna i åldrarna 20 till 29 år. Intervjuerna har analyserats kvalitativt.

Resultat/förväntat resultat

Analysen av intervjuerna påbörjades i augusti 2012. Preliminära resultat visar att den sociala och fysiska miljön samt pedagogiskt stöd är betydelsefullt för övergången till vidare studier och arbetsliv. Analysen pågår och vid tidpunkt för konferensen kommer resultat gällande erfarenheter av stödåtgärder i skolan samt vad individerna värderar som betydelsefullt för övergången till vidare studier eller arbetsliv att presenteras.

Slutsats

I samband med AT-forum 2013 kommer slutsatser från analysen att presenteras.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108080 (URN)
Conference
At-forum 2013, 24-25 april, Stockholm
Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-25 Last updated: 2014-08-20
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