March 28, 2006

Models of Disability

A week after the meeting with Geoff. This time he asked me to do two things in the next meeting.

1. Write about models of disability – social and medical model.

2. Write a revised detailed proposal for my research.

Models of Disability:

1. medical or deficit model – within-child impairment, need to be fixed and given treatement/intervention in order to fit into the existing provision, run by medical-related professional rather than educational professional even in the area related to education.

2. social model – talks about barriers created by society and environment. This model does not view the child's deficit as the problem. Rather, it is the society and physical environment that cause disability.

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