Learning Disability On Ishaan, Dyslexic Character Portrayed In The Movie “Like Stars On Earth”

Fitriani, Somariah (2018) Learning Disability On Ishaan, Dyslexic Character Portrayed In The Movie “Like Stars On Earth”. International Journal of Cultural and Social Studies, 4 (2). pp. 347-364. ISSN 2458-9381

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Lifespan development disorders are psychological disorder, which are characterized by abnormal development. It is a severe development delay that occurs to certain people. Since learning disability is one of major lifespan development disorders under a psycholinguistic umbrella, this study aims to elaborate and analyse learning disability of dyslexia suffered by Ishaan, the main character in “Like Stars on Earth” movie as the unit analysis. This study adopted a descriptive qualitative approach by using a discourse analysis method. The film has shown that Ishaan has 31 out of 37 symptoms of dyslexia. Ishaan also experienced emotional and social problems due to wrong perceptions from his surroundings, which make him more depressed, and unable to show his real talent and full potential. It is inferred that dyslexics needs to get the support from parents, teachers and people surrounding to find out their talents to improve their self confidence as early as possible. In addition, specific holistic approach dealing with social and emotional factors conjunction with education aspect must be provided as well.
Keywords: Psychological disorder, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, social aspect, and emotional aspect

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan & Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Somariah Fitriani
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2021 10:55
URI: http://repository.uhamka.ac.id/id/eprint/5107

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