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Social and Medical Disability Models - Introduction In this assignment, I aim to provide the reader with an overview of two prominent models of disability: the medical model and the social model. More specifically, I intend to outline the differences between these models, especially their theory and practice. Firstly, I will note the definition of what a model of disability is and point to its relevance in disability studies. I will also briefly examine the origins of both the medical and social models, but mainly outlining the contributions of their respective theoretical content and influence in society....   [tags: Disability]
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Role of the Pharmacist in Understanding the Culture of Disability -  Collaboration among healthcare professionals between disciplines is becoming a focus of many medical educational institutions. The implementation of interprofessional programs require a multifaceted system of faculty coordinators and training, standardized assessments, clinical training sites, and administrative support. Nevertheless interprofessional education remains an essential component of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for improving health care education.1 As the role of pharmacist expands to different areas of healthcare it is important to ensure that pharmacy students are equipped with the tools to practice in diverse settings in order to collaborate with an array of ot...   [tags: Culture of Disability] 1100 words
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Medical and Social Models of Disability - It could be said that in modern industrial society, Disability is still widely regarded as tragic individual failing, in which its “victims” require care, sympathy and medical diagnosis. Whilst medical science has served to improve and enhance the quality of life for many it could be argued that it has also led to further segregation and separation of many individuals. This could be caused by its insistence on labelling one as “sick”, “abnormal” or “mental”. Consequently, what this act of labelling and diagnosing has done, is enforce the societal view that a disability is an abnormality that requires treatment and that any of its “victims” should do what is required to be able to function in...   [tags: Illness vs Disability]
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Disability and Inequality in Treatment - Disability The issue of disability is not just a matter that concerns disabled people. It is a central subject or social phenomenon that has shaped American history and an unseen yet strong force that continues to influence the way people interact with one another. Douglas Baynton (2013) argues that disability is the most dominant justification for inequality in gender, race and ethnicity as well as for rationalizing and legitimizing discriminatory practices organized in law. This is especially reflected in America’s three major citizenship debates, namely, African American freedom and civil rights, the women’s suffrage movement, and the immigration restrictions in which, disability was cent...   [tags: Disability, discrimination, minorities]
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Hearing Impairment and Learning Disability - ... Given the major etiologies currently related to hearing impairment it might be predicted that a somewhat higher proportion of children with hearing impairment, than hearing children that suffer from additional learning problems. It is generally accepted that fifty percent of early childhood hearing impairment in the United States is heredity. Over sixty different types of hereditary hearing impairment are known. There are known genetic syndromes associated with hearing impairment with some other traits....   [tags: hearing impairment, learning disability] 589 words
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Sociology of Disability - This paper will discuss how disabled people are treated and today society. Disabled people in today society are not known as other member in society. This is chance to understanding how the disabled people are treated in various areas of their lives and issues are not open to a more border audience. The sociology of disability is an experience of people who have common disabilities and is exclusion, marginalization, and disadvantages. Disability is not always about exclusion, marginalization, and disadvantages....   [tags: social issues, retirement]
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Living with Disability - Disability is an topic that has produced conflict, and is viewed very differently from either side. For able-bodied people to truly understand what disabled people go through they need to see disabled people more; see their lives. If seeing disabled people more often became reality, they would be viewed as normal more, and it would make interacting easier for both sides. Disabled people have a hard life, but it does not mean it is not worth living. Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, and Harriet McBryde Johnson all have physical disabilities, and have written about their experiences and views....   [tags: A Disabled Perspective] 1645 words
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Church and Disability - Literature Review Disabled people should be able to access all service providers, whether this would be in a place of work, place of education and a place of worship. The implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and then the 2005 Act, coming into effect from 2004 meant that churches are required by law to comply by making reasonable adjustments and not to treat disabled people unfairly (DDA 1995, 2005). This proved to be a challenge as reported by the BBC (2004) that many Church of England buildings are ancient and listed....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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A Forgotten Population: Seniors with Developmental Disabilities - According to Heller and Factor (as cited in Wood & Jackson, 2003) the number of “older adults age 60 and older who are diagnosed with mental retardation or developmental disabilities is expected to reach 1,065,000 by 2030.” In fact, “in the last 30 years, the life expectancy of people with intellectual disability has increased more dramatically than that of the general population” (Bigby, 2010). Doka and Lavin (2003) report that advances in medical care and a shift to deinstitutionalization have contributed to this increase in life expectancy for developmentally disabled adults....   [tags: Disability ]
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Is Deafness a Disability or a Way of Living? - Two centuries ago, the Deaf community arose in American society as a linguistic minority. Members of this community share a particular human condition, hearing impairment. However, the use of American Sign Language, as their main means of communicating, and attendance to a residential school for people with deafness also determine their entry to this micro-culture. Despite the fact that Deaf activists argue that their community is essentially an ethnic group, Deaf culture is certainly different from any other cultures in the United States....   [tags: Deaf Community, American Society]
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The Americans with Disability Act - Usability is a critical portion of web design that one must be ever mindful of when constructing websites. Whether creating a personal web space or building multiple pages for a large corporation, it is the burden of the designer to guarantee people can access that content. According to the United Nations, disabled people compose roughly 10 percent of the world’s population (United Nations, 2010). Many regulations and standards have been set forth to provide disabled people with the same opportunities to access content available on the World Wide Web, as it is most of the World’s population....   [tags: Equality]
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INOCULATION TO DISABILITY AND DEATH - Scientific evidence demonstrates that vaccine inoculation can cause complications including disability and death. What is causing this shift in immune-prophylaxis, from the initial goal of eradicating contagious diseases, to becoming a killer inoculation. Are we still free to defend and decide for our health, or is there a danger of government actions with mass- vaccination mandates. There is a justified alarming concern on vaccines, not only in the population worldwide, but also in the medical personnel....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Learning Disability Case Study - A psychological assessment is a fundamental aspect in measuring intellectual disabilities (Drew & Hardman, 2007). Information provided from partaking in an assessment includes severity of the disability and an understanding of the individual’s limitations as a result of the disability (Drew & Hardman, 2007). Knowledge of these elements, as explained by Drew and Hardman, aid in determining the necessary supports required by the individual to help them cope with the disability. It is important that the assessment measures both cognitive and adaptive aspects of an individual’s functioning because, “Mental retardation is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intel...   [tags: Psychological Assessment]
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Employment Laws: Disability Accomodation - ... The debate will continue as more positions are re-examined by compensation departments in organizations. This will increase over the next ten years as employers look for ways to reduce their labor cost. Non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime for any time an employee work over forty hours in a week. Rationale Exempt status are designated for employees performing certain classifications of task, but as management continue to look for ways to reduce overtime cost, this will remain at the forefront of the debate and legal actions against companies will increase....   [tags: employee endorsements, GINA act]
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Moving On With a Disability - Moving On With a Disability 'Disability' something that disables a person, a physical incapacity caused by injury or disease. To me the word was somewhat closer to home. I am going on fourteen and am seated in a wheelchair permanently, I always have been. Cameron is the name, walking is the game. The wish more like. Being stuck in a wheelchair is very infuriating and when I am in that mood, just don't try and get me out. Talking of going out I don't. Well very rarely. I stay in my room most of the time with my books and my tutor....   [tags: Papers] 981 words
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Intellectual Disability - Question 1: Who are the students in this group. In the United States, 4.9% of the population is considered intellectually disabled. In other words, from a base population of 287,572,700 people, 14,144,300 of them have an intellectual disability. In the state of South Carolina, 5.6% of the population has an intellectual disability. This means from a base population of 4,311,200, an estimated 242,600 are considered to have an intellectual disability. This survey included all ages, races, all genders, and all education levels (“Disability Statistics”)....   [tags: IDEA, education, equality, learning]
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Elderly Disability - As the life expectancy in the United States rises, the number of elderly in the population has also expanded. These increases have led to the oldest-old (people aged 90 and older) to become the fastest growing age group in the country. The oldest-old face many unique challenges because of their age, one of which is disability. Disability in the elderly has major impact upon society 1 and will continue will be a growing burden in years to come. Although there is evidence from many studies that disability rate is declining in the U.S.2, the rapid expansion of the oldest-old age group will continue to pose health care challenges for future generations....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2491 words
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Intellectual Disability - Under the law, intellectual disability in relation to a person over the age of 5 years, is defined as significant sub-average general intellectual functioning; and significant deficits in adaptive behaviour, each of which manifest before the age of 18 years. Legal Responses Legislation Many intellectually disabled individuals are mis treated and discriminated against in the work place or the community. In response to this, two main acts have been established ; the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cwlth) and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)....   [tags: Discrimination] 1593 words
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Disability Rights - It all began in Illinois about people with disabilities to be treated equal since the early 1900’s. In fact, many organizations were created in Illinois to help enforce laws. For example, Disability Rights Bureau, American Civil Liberties of Illinois, Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, Chicago Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, and also including the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is mention in this project. Today, many people with disabilities have more rights than they used to....   [tags: law, Illinois, equality, discrimination, ACLU, ADA]
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Intellectual Disability - Intellectual disability is one of the most common disabilities in the United States. Once known as mental retardation, in 2010 a bill was signed by President Obama changing the name from mental retardation to intellectual disability. Though they name change had occurred, the description of intellectual disability had not change but the level of respect and awareness for those with the disability did. Currently, according to the reading, 1 out of 10 or 6.5 million people are living with a form of intellectual disability in the United States....   [tags: Mental Retardation]
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Living with a Disability - On many occasions teachers have asked, "Is the volume high enough for you?" while my class watches a television documentary. Many teachers in middle school imposed strict rules about where in the classroom I could sit. I've had coaches ask if I know sign language. And during my elementary years, the school insisted I meet with a learning specialist once a week to discuss my "feelings" about being hearing-impaired. All these restrictions were placed on me despite the fact that I was an above-average student and an aggressive athlete....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 570 words
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Disability Worldwide - INTRODUCTION When a person is growing inside of the womb, he or she automatically possess unique gifts or talents that could potentially change the way of life. Blessed with all their beautiful bodily features that operate towards perfection, love and acceptance from their families, peer groups, and communities surround them. They gain respect as individuals and can make their own decisions in life. However, that is not the case with all people. Some were born with one or no limbs, and they cannot function properly without assistance....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2247 words
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Learning Disability - In the United States today, there are over fifty-one million disabled adults and children. Throughout our nation’s history, we have not allowed the best treatment and care for these numerous citizens. But, in the recent past, the government has passed laws, made exceptions, and thoroughly tried to provide accommodations to these people with special needs. While this is true, America, as a whole, still views this group as strange or different. Even though this is exceptionally normal, it is not correct....   [tags: Education ] 2109 words
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The Disability of Deafness - The Disability of Deafness Cars race by as you impatiently stand on the corner waiting for the crosswalk sign to turn green. A young man walks up and stands adjacent to you. He glances your direction and gives a friendly smile; being kind you do the same. After what seems like an eternity the little green person in the crosswalk sign begins to blink. As you begin to take your first step off of the curb you hear a frantic honking coming from across the street. Looking up you realize that a truck has just run a red light and is headed directly at you....   [tags: Free Essays] 418 words
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Trajectories of Disability in the Last Year of Life - ABSTRACT Background Despite the importance of functional status to older persons and their families, little is known about the course of disability at the end of life. Methods We evaluated data on 383 decedents from a longitudinal study involving 754 community-dwelling older persons. None of the subjects had disability in essential activities of daily living at the beginning of the study, and the level of disability was ascertained during monthly interviews for more than 10 years. Information on the conditions leading to death was obtained from death certificates and comprehensive assessments that were completed at 18-month intervals after the baseline assessment....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Women and Disability: What They Have to Overcome - Women in today’s society are faced with many obstacles. When you include a disability in that, the struggles that are dealt with become even more enormous. Although there are various resources available, women with disabilities face higher poverty rates compounded with different forms of discrimination as well. The struggle as a woman without a disability is a very difficult one already, but when other factors are added, such as a disability and being poor as well, the struggles become overwhelming....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Community Living Toronto and Intellectual Disability - Community Living Toronto is an organization that took place in 1948 to provide support for adults, youth, children and families with an intellectual disability by giving this group an accessible ways to fit into the community they live in. The agency’s mission is to “change the lives of people with an intellectual disability by giving them a voice and supporting their choices where they live, learn, work and play” (Community living Toronto, 2011). The program focuses on connecting individuals who has an intellectual disability in recognizing their “work, volunteer, leisure and recreational interests and goals” (Community living Toronto, 2011)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Learning Disability Transitions - Transitioning from high school to college is a rough time for anyone. There are tests to pass applications to fill out and scores to send in. An increasingly common graduation requirement is the achievement of passing scores on an exit exam, otherwise known as high stakes testing. Huge decisions have to be made by students graduating high school and they are even rougher for students with Learning disabilities. According to the No Child Left Behind Act, signed in by George W. Bush, schools are required to give these high stakes tests in order to document their academic progress....   [tags: education]
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Community Based Instruction and Intellectual Disability - There are many disabilities, such as intellectual disability, that affect the process and progress of students’ learning. But with the collaborative help from the school, parents, and community; these students can achieve a positive outcome. Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills. These limitations will cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than a typical child of the same age (NICHCY)....   [tags: collaborative education]
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Am I a Teacher with Teaching Disability? - Disability has been viewed in two perspectives: medical and social. The former understands disability as an attribute of an individual and the latter, in contrast, a production of society. The social model maintains that it is the society which constructs hurdles and barriers for the people with impairment in participating in all spheres of life and impairment would not turn into disability provided that it has been identified and dealt with at an appropriate time. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that ‘persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers...   [tags: Disabilities, Perspectives, Medical, Social]
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The Individuals with Disability Education Act Policy - The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is a supersession of the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 is a federal law which requires states and their school districts to provide individuals with disabilities a free and appropriate education. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. US Department Of Education (n.d.) The population that IDEA intends to effect is children between the ages of three and twenty one years of age who have a specific disability that has an adverse effect on the student’s pe...   [tags: Politics and Public Policy, IDEA]
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Morphological Use as an Indicator of Reading Disability - Introduction Children with reading disabilities differ from children that read typically in their use of morphological forms. This view has been supported by multiple studies that review the relationship between reading and morphology (Carlisle, J., & Stone, C. 2005; Nagy, W., Berninger, V., & Abbott, R. 2006; Reed, D. 2008; Kuo, L. & Anderson, R. 2006). Morphology has been linked to reading ability, as has phonology, for many years. Traditionally reading ability, or disability, is detected by the student’s strength with phonology(Crisp, J.& Lambon Ralph, M....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Social Exclusion in Relation to Disability and Gender - Social exclusion is the exclusion of an individual from the current social system, their individual rights and privileges. This is usually a result of a person living in poverty due to circumstances he or she has no control over, or their own human error. Becoming socially excluded can also be the result of the individual belonging to a minority social group. Social exclusion refers to individuals whom are excluded from certain aspects of social life such as employment and social relations. This can be due to reasons such as whether or not the individual would like to participate in social activities, or whether he or she is unable to participate in social activities for reasons which are b...   [tags: social exclusion, poverty, well being]
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Down Syndrome: An Intellectual and Developmental Disability - While completing a course on children with exceptionalities we used the textbook “Educating Exceptional Children”. While this textbook covered a variety of exceptionalities, I chose to research one further, Down syndrome. It is one of the most common and easily identified exceptionality and based on the higher prevalence of Down syndrome about 1 in 733 births ("About Down Syndrome") I believe that this may be one of the exceptionality I will have an increased chance of encountering during my teaching career....   [tags: Genetic Condition, Education, Development]
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Beyond the Disability - Born in Northern Ireland, Eamonn McGirr began his career not as the lively, captivating performer he is now known as, but as a mathematics professor. I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mr. McGirr while working for the school newspaper. After interviewing Mr. McGirr it is easy to envision him amongst a classroom of young students. Not only is he articulate and engaging, but even more striking is the overwhelming sincerity and compassion he radiated throughout our conversation. Mr. McGirr has been an active member of the disabled community for some time now....   [tags: Interview Essay] 854 words
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raising a child with a disability - Raising a Child with a Disability: Journal Entry #2: Summary: This article mainly examines ways in which parents can deal properly with the news of being told that their child has a disability. There are a few stories in the article which emphasize the way the parents felt when they found out about their child’s disability. In most cases, the parents felt shattered, overwhelmed and completely shocked. The article explained that parents have an expectation of having that “perfect” child and when one is told that the child is not so perfect, their dreams and their lives become devastating....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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Understanding Perceptions of Health, Disability, Illness and Behaviour - ... The perception of disability has varied from one community to another. In some cultures, people with disabilities were completely rejected, outcast and treated as economic liabilities. In other culture they are tolerated and treated with respect status as well as providing them with facility to participate to fulfil their capability (Lukoff and Cohen 1972). During 16th century’s, some religious leaders indicate that the disabled were possessed by evil spirits (Thomas 1957). Some community believed children born with anomalies were bringing good luck for them (Wright 1960)....   [tags: stress and disease free life]
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An Investigation Into Attitudes Toward Disability - An Investigation Into Attitudes Toward Disability In this report I will investigate peoples attitude towards disability in society today. Many people have different attitude toward disabled people. There are certain stereotypes that many people in society often link with disabled people. These are a few of those stereotypes: aggressive, tragic and in need of pity and receivers of charity. Some people see people with disabilities as incapable, inadequate and of low intelligence, a super crip, someone who is marvellous, exceptional or inspirational, a person who has courage and bravery, people that smile and are cheerful in the face if adversit...   [tags: Papers] 1802 words
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Disability and the Theatrical Event - Disability and the Theatrical Event When I was 10, I was hit by a car. Actually, I was 9 years old, got hit by the car and turned 10 in hospital. I was walking home with my friends after school. It all happened in the blink of an eye. Someone was driving. Someone didn't look. Someone was careful but not careful enough. They ran. I waited. Not in the right place. And I was hit. Just like that. A piece of glass from the headlight pierced my skull and entered my brain. My brain was damaged....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 394 words
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Walk A Mile With A Disability - Walk A Mile With A Disability Disability Experiment As of 5:00 p.m. on October 1 I became a hard-of-hearing (as opposed to deaf) mute. I achieved the hearing impairment simply by wearing earplugs and became mute simply by not saying a word for the rest of that day, as well as the following morning. The first discovery that I made was that my family (and probably everyone else) listens to the television at a ridiculously loud volume. Even though both of my ear canals were blocked, I had no problems understanding what was taking place on the programs that we watched....   [tags: essays papers] 552 words
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Having a child with a disability - When Andy was born I was the happiest woman on Earth. When I saw his beautiful face and his tiny body I cried, I will never forget that moment. We stayed in the hospital for three days. That first night back from the hospital Andy didn’t do anything but cry all night long. I did not know what to do, this was my first child, and I didn’t know how to calm him down. I called the Doctor and he explained to me that this was the normal behavior for a first born child, and he just needed to adjust to the new environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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Release of Information in Mental Health and Development Disability Cases - In the event of releasing any patient information it is important to make sure that all of your T’s are crossed and your I’s are dotted before the transaction is complete. However, because specialized patient records, such as Mental health or substance abuse cases, contain not only strictly medical information, but also therapeutic mental and emotional information, the release of this type of information could cause some damage to the patient (McWay, 2010, p. 227). This is why the release of information concerning this type of patient records is different from that of a patient record without delicate information in it....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Code of the Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights Breach - An examination of the disclosure of the names of providers who have breached the Code of the Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights, with a discussion of the consultation review report and case 06HDC15791. For this assessment all names have been removed or altered to protect the individuals involved which is in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 (Parliamentary Counsel Office [PCO], 2009). Privacy is a vital ethical issue and legal requirement, concerned with not just the keeping of ‘secrets’ but it is the foundation of respect (Polit & Beck, 2005)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Psychiatric Disability Training Needs for Rehabilitation Counselors - Psychiatric Disability Training Needs for Rehabilitation Counselors State and federal vocational rehabilitation agencies typical provide training for its counselors on various topics. People with psychiatric disabilities have one of the highest unemployment rates among the disable population. According to Lee, Chronister, Tsang, Ingraham, & Oulvey (2005) training rehabilitation counselors in how to effectively severe individuals with psychiatric disabilities is one area that rehabilitation counselors lack....   [tags: Psychology] 691 words
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Focusing on Ability Rather than Disability in the Classroom - While working with a frustrated student in my office, my son’s frustrated voice came back to me as I remembered trying to explain the phrase "when pigs fly” to my then first grade son. “Pigs don’t fly, Mom!” my son had screamed, “When do pigs ever fly?” He had overheard one of his classmates saying it and the phrase made no sense to him. “Mom”, he said in his no-nonsense way, “I explained to David he was incorrect in his use of that analogy, because pigs can't fly…they don't have wings.” My gifted son had been hurt and confused because David and his other classmates laughed at him; he didn't get why....   [tags: Teaching, Education]
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Helping Elements for Children with Learning or Communication Disability - In choosing lesson plans to examine it was determined to use lesson plans bases around a science topic. It is believe that science tends to allow for flexible lessons plans that are engaging for students. Lesson plans from 9th grade, 7th Grade, and Kindergarten were review that evaluated aspects of plant life. In the initial review of the three lesson plans they all seem fun and well put together for students learning experience. After further review based on the objective of this lesson there we seen some areas that would deem challenging for children with learning disability and/or communication disabilities....   [tags: student learning, classroom adaptation, learning]
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Child Development Case Study: Student with Disability - Student Profile Child A is a 12 year old boy in Grade 7 with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, which is an autistic spectrum disorder, according to the criteria given in DSM IV (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). These criteria include impairment in social interaction; repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour; significant impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning; no clinically significant delay in language of cognitive development. It should be noted that DSM IV has now been superseded by DSM V which has removed Asperger’s as a specific diagnosis and incorporated it into autistic spectrum disorders (APA, 2013); however, many professionals disagree with...   [tags: Child Development, Asperger's]
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Stroke a Leading Cause of Long-Term Disability - Stroke it’s one of the leading causes of serious long-term disability, and on average the cause of an Americans death every 4 minutes as well as the cause of “1 out of every 19 deaths” overall. (CDC stroke info) About “610,000” of the more than “795,000” strokes in the U.S. are first time occurrences while nearly “one of four” being previous strokes with 87% of all of them being ischemic strokes. (CDC stroke info) Stroke occurrences are increasing more frequent in developed and developing countries with roughly “15 MILLION people worldwide experience stroke annually” with “five million” being left “permanently disabled”....   [tags: post-strokes, screening]
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Rising Above My Disability - I, who thrive on responsibility and friendship, have the makings of an outstanding physician. A near straight-A student, I held several paid research internships and led a team to first place in a nationwide design contest. This semester, I won an unprecedented three national awards. But my teachers and mates may be surprised to find that my greatest achievements come from outside the classroom. Four years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, with grave head injuries. A high school freshman, I was the lone casualty of a one-car accident....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 716 words
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Disability Essay - In today’s society men have an attraction towards skinny women. The most gorgeous super models are thin and when other girls look at them, they get jealous. Many girls see this, and view themselves as being overweight and have a complex and a desire, which is to be skinny, this disease is called Anorexia. Anorexia is a disease, which affects mostly women and sometimes men. Anorexia is when you think you are fat, and you deprive yourself of food in order to be skinny. They see themselves as being fat and want to strive to be better than the "norm", and by that, being as skinny as possible....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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Disability Discrimination Act - Disability Discrimination Act This act was passed in 1995. The disability act protects disabled people in: * Employment * Access to goods, facilities and services * The management, buying or renting of land or property * Education The DDA covers a disability which people: * Have now, * Had in the past (for example: a past episode of mental illness), * May have in the future (e.g.: a family history of a disability which a person may also develop), * Are believed to have (for example: if people think someone has AIDS)....   [tags: Papers] 1396 words
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Learning Disability Dyslexia - Learning Disability Dyslexia Whether we graduate from highschool or college we all hope to find a challenging career that will propel us forward in today's society. For those suffering from dyslexia this only adds to the frustration and fears associated with seeking employment. Many adults with dyslexia or other forms of learning disabilities never disclose their disability in interviews or once employed for fear of being discriminated against. Several investigators have noted, however, that many persons with learning disabilities adjust well to the demands and complexities of adulthood....   [tags: Papers] 2682 words
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Disability Case Study - Disability Issues in the Public Workplace Eloise, a supervisor at the Federal Administration Agency (FAA), was faced with trying to ensure productivity when one of her workers became ill, and was not maintaining her level of work. Brenda, who had been a computer programmer for the Management Information Systems Support Division of the FAA for nine years, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 1991. She left work immediately to have an operation and to start treatments. Brenda was supposed to return to work after the medical procedure so Eloise reached out to her in February....   [tags: essays research papers] 2331 words
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Learning Disability Resourses for College Students - Learning Disability Resourses for College Students Trying to decide which college or university best suits them is challenging enough for the average student when applying to colleges. It is even more difficult for students with learning disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) due to their specialized concerns. Students with learning disabilities have to search for a school that has the usual opportunities and amenities that fit their personality while also providing the services required by their learning disability and style....   [tags: Disabilities Education School Essays] 2310 words
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Schools Equating Disability with Inability to Learn - Schools Equating Disability with Inability to Learn One need not consult a scholar of education to learn that each and every individual experiences the educational system in a different way. Most people would even be able to point to the factors that most influence our differences in the way we are taught--race, class, and gender. In focusing in on those three, however, some factors which are pretty influential are sometimes ignored. One of these is physical and other disabilities. In an interview with a disabled individual, “Phillip", I learned a number of things....   [tags: Education Disabilities Teaching Essays]
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New Zealand's Strategy for Dealing with the Disabled - TITLE: The impact of disability is unique for each individual, and the NZDS New Zealand Disability Strategy is a collective response to minimise this: Introduction: This essay will discuss aspects of how people with disabilities are affected and how a disability impacts on a person as an individual, and how the uniqueness of a disability can make an individual feel excluded from participating in activities, if any limitations are apparent of performing the same activities other people. In New Zealand, the (NZDS) New Zealand Disability Strategy is one of our government strategies, to enable individuals to receive support and guidance through set objectives and codes such as the Human Rights A...   [tags: Disability, Handicapped] 2351 words
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Policy Impact Paper – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - What action do you or your family take if for some unfortunate reason you become injured, or come down with a serious illness and are unable to work. Because of your injuries or illness and the inability to work your financial resources are steadily being depleted due to your doctor bills, hospital bills, and plain old living expenses incurred by you and your family. Not to mention, you or your family possible have no one else you can turn to for assist to help you through your difficult times, and not even your employer has the capability to assist you....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, Harriet McBryde Johnson: Disability - What comes into one’s mind when they are asked to consider physical disabilities. Pity and embarrassment, or hope and encouragement. Perhaps a mix between the two contrasting emotions. The average, able-bodied person must have a different perspective than a handicapped person, on the quality of life of a physically disabled person. Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, and Harriet McBryde Johnson are three authors who shared their experiences as physically handicapped adults. Although the three authors wrote different pieces, all three essays demonstrate the frustrations, struggles, contemplations, and triumphs from a disabled person’s point of view and are aimed at a reader with no physical disability...   [tags: compare, contrast] 1916 words
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Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) Explored in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape - In the 1993 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, a young boy (Gilbert) has to care for his younger brother (Arnie) who suffers from mental retardation, while also caring for their obese mother. Arnie is very dependent on his brother who bathes him and keeps an eye on him at all times. Arnie’s symptoms are very clear throughout the film including communication, health, safety, self-care, and home living (Grohol, 2013). Taking care of a younger sibling on your own has to be hard enough without them having a mental disorder....   [tags: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Essays]
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College Admissions Essay: My Contribution to Disability Awareness - My Contribution to Disability Awareness It's 8 o'clock in the morning and the corridors of Mill Road Elementary are busier than Grand Central Station. The only difference is that Mill Road students are about a foot shorter and ten times more energetic than your average Grand Central Station commuter. In comparison with the dorm room I have just left, these walls are papered with hundreds of drawings and paintings. The hallways could compete with any modern gallery in terms of sheer bulk and some critics might argue for their content as well....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 651 words
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - The path to enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the history of the disability rights movement and its struggle to attain a better chance for equality not unlike other minority groups. The Disability community came to realize that the problem they were fighting was discrimination. The Disability community came face to face with some of the same problems and challenges that every individual who is in the minority faces. However, a disabled individual was not considered to be in a minority therefore could not be afforded the protections under the Civil Rights Act....   [tags: Disability Rights Movement, Equality]
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Identifying At-Risk Students Before It's Too Late - One of the most difficult times for a child is when he or she moves from one school to another. They must become accustomed to a new group of peers, teachers and school community. There is a feeling of isolation and loneliness that these children must deal with. In most cases, it is a matter of a few short weeks before the student is at ease. However, for an immigrant, this process and the challenges faced are much more extreme and difficult to overcome. When an English Language Learner (ELL) enters the new school system, they are exposed to a cultural slurry of their new land (Gunderson, 2000)....   [tags: Student With a Learning Disability]
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Government's Responsibility to Help the Learning Disabled - Over 3.1 million people in Canada have a learning disability. Eventually 35 percent of our kids who do no receive help with their disability will drop out of high school; 2 percent will complete a year college program. What does the government do to help these kids with their learning problems. Nothing; and this need to change. Picture yourself sitting in a classroom. The teacher calls on you to read the first paragraph of chapter one. You look at the text and suddenly start seeing the words floating around and you’re stuttering on each word not knowing what you are reading, while on looking peers laugh and giggle at your every mistake....   [tags: learning disability, special education] 594 words
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Effects of Labels in Special Education - Introduction Attitudes toward students who are enrolled in special education are upsetting and the labels that are placed upon these students are appalling and mistaken. Labeling does affect the perception of these exceptional children. A lack of data appears in the effects of labels on teachers, adults, children and high school students. Observations and research techniques are used to make a conclusion that labeling is presented and determined in a wrong way. Labeling in schools has brought bullying and uneducated information to many people especially those in the Special Education spectrum....   [tags: Education, Mental Disability]
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Effects of Five Life Factors on an Individual's Development - In this unit, I will be explaining how the five life factors effect the development of an individual. I will also explain how two predictable and unpredictable life events influence an individual’s development. Many events take place in an individual’s life which influences their development and these can be both positive and negative on the development. Positive events would be; getting married, having children, recovering from an illness and making friends; however, there are also many negative events that can take place such as; failing an exam, divorce, losing someone and getting an illness....   [tags: religion, down syndrome, disability]
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Excesive Burocracy in The US Department of Veterans Affairs - On October 20, 2013, a local veteran filed for disability and compensation benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As of April 13, 2014, the veteran is still waiting due to his claim being in the “Gathering of Evidence” phase, with an “overdue notice sent” for paperwork that the VA requested from a third party (Department of Veterans Affairs). His claim is one of the thousands that is in a backlog of VA compensation claims. Over a year ago, the VA promised to move quicker to help veterans....   [tags: disability claims, compensation, claims]
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Leading Cause of Death in The USA: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - What is the third leading cause of death in the United States. How about the major cause of disability. Twelve million people are currently diagnosed and twelve million have it without even knowing (Risk factors, 2014). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, best known as COPD, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breath. Most individuals can evade this disease by simply keeping their lungs in vigorous condition. I personally know someone who is currently at the end stage of it; caring for her has given me a lot of knowledge on COPD....   [tags: disability, risk, diagnosis]
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Schools Discriminate Against Special Need Students - Kids with disabilities are nice young boys and girls, but they don’t always get the chance to show it. People judge them because of what they have. It could be because they can’t speak right, do a math problem like we can, or they could have a mental handicap. Children with disabilities should be treated the same as everyone else. Kids with learning disabilities may not be the best in the class room, but they are smarter than what most people think. A lot of people think that kids with L.D think that they are “dumb” or “lazy,” when really, they just have troubles understanding....   [tags: Disability Discrimination at School]
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The PHP Autism Center of Richland - University  Socialization with others can help children on the Autism Spectrum utilize the skills they’ve learned in therapy and apply them to everyday situations by providing one-on-one social situations, small group social skills training, and specifically designed programs to enhance learning for the children. The PHP (peers helping peers) Autism Center of Richland would be a great asset to our community by helping individuals on the Autism Spectrum (AS) interact with their peers through social skills modeling, coaching and direct instruction....   [tags: peer interaction, disability, therapy]
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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Prior to 1975, educational options for a child living with a mental or physical disability were limited. The family of the handicapped child was most likely forced down an path that lead to the institutionalization of the child and distancing the child from the benefits of receiving a free and public education. It was after federal legislation passed the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. § 1983) that monumental changes began to develop that allowed a better understanding of the needs and capabilities of people with various handicapping conditions....   [tags: Health, Disability, Handicapped Children] 1092 words
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Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Autism is a dreadful disease that affects people of all ages. Autism Spectrum Disorder causes many problems to a patient's life such as poor social skills, empathy, and effective use of language for communication. ("Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders") The majority of people who are diagnosed and suffer from autism are younger children. Specialists who have studied autism believe that 1 out of 88 children at the age of eight suffer from this disease, and there is nothing that can be done to fix the problem....   [tags: disability, communication, social skills]
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Early Intervention and RTI - What are the benefits of implementing early intervention and RTI’s for children with early signs of a learning disability. This is a serious topic because of the increase over the years of children with learning disabilities. Instead of just placing students in special education programs educators must assess and evaluate students. As well as try early intervention programs and responsiveness to intervention known as RTI to try to delay the disability or stop the disability from forming and progressing....   [tags: children, learning disability, prevention]
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Disability as Power in the Works of Mary Duffy, Frida Kahlo, and Vassar Millar - What do you do without either of your arms. What do you do for a living constrained to a wheelchair. What do you do without control over your own body. Many people in the world today spend their lives wishing things were not as they were, attempting to forget how they are, or trying to change how they are going to be. When "disabled" people succeed, it is commonly thought that those individuals are amazing for overcoming their disabilities and thriving in life. Is this really what they are doing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2893 words
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Dementia and Educating Carers - Other carers such as assistants in nursing should have a clear understanding of dementia and the common traits of people afflicted with the disease. Carers should appreciate that dementia is an illness that impacts on cortical function, calculation, language, judgement, and learning capacity (Lemone et al., 2011). Deterioration in emotional stability, sociability and motivation are typical and can be attributed to the disability of cognitive function (Lemone et al., 2011). Dementia sufferers are afflicted with memory loss, lose their ability to problem solve and develop personality changes such as agitation and hallucination (Lemone et al., 2011)....   [tags: health, cognitive disability]
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Math in Special Education - Helen Keller was once quoted as saying “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” This is the problem that students with special needs face everyday as they encounter many challenges. Math has typically been one of the more difficult areas for a student with special needs to master. Often one of the main problems associated with a disability has to do with math, such is the case for a child with a Learning Disability who will have imperfect abilities in many areas, including math....   [tags: learning disability, general educators]
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