Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Abstract

The paper attempted to look at how school libraries in Nigeria can meet the information needs of special children battling with the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This kind of mental disorder affects about 10% of children worldwide, it is a situation whereby the child is over hyperactive, fidgety, cannot focus or accomplish a task in record time. The paper also looked into how the school library comes in to aid these kind of children in reading and learning. A school library should cater for all its users irrespective of their disposition, therefore, some strategies that can be useful when implemented were outlined. Some of the strategies outlined include: creating an enabling reading and learning space for the children, the interpersonal skills required of the school teacher/librarian amongst others. The paper concluded that a form of feedback mechanism both from the parents and teachers/librarian is very vital in order to help these special set of children.

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