Presentation to discuss the nature and origin of attention deficit disorder

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The public is invited to a presentation titled “Cultural and Economic Perspectives of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” by Kyunghwa Lee from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, and also online.

Lee is an associate professor and early childhood education program coordinator at the University of Georgia. Her talk will draw on her longitudinal ethnographic study conducted with four African-American boys from economically disadvantaged households, who were considered at great risk for being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by their prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers. Presenting data collected from both video-recorded observations of these children in their public prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms and audio-recorded interviews with their teachers, Lee will discuss how these children and their assumed disability can be seen from multiple perspectives.

Lee has a bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, and a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in early childhood education. The presentation is sponsored by the Disability Studies Student Group and Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education; the University Park Allocation Committee; and Adaptive Technology and Services in the University Libraries.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Susan Hayya at shh2@psu.edu of 814-865-0284814-865-0284.

Last Updated March 28, 2014