Evaluate Two Models of Disability in Terms of Explaining the Concept of Disability.

1613 WordsFeb 21, 20137 Pages
Evaluate two models of disability in terms of explaining the concept of disability. Medical model;-- Weaknesses;-- There are many weaknesses of the medical model. One of the weaknesses that I am going to talk about is that in some cases people see the medical model as an insult due to the fact that the model tries to ‘fix’ people with a disability instead of making adjustments and adaptions to environments, activities etc… for them. Due to the fact that the medical model is trying to ‘fix’ tem, may seem to people that the ones with the disability cannot have a normal, healthy life like other people do who do not suffer with a disability. People may also feel like the medical model is saying that is the individual’s fault that they have a…show more content…
Due to the fact that scientists are trying to do this, means that in the future they may be able to find a cure to help with people who are believed to have a disability or those who could end up with a disability when born or as they develop. This could help many people in a variety of different ways such as getting an education, getting a job, socialising /making friends and many more points which their disability may affect. Scientists may develop a medicine or cure which could change some people’s lives who suffer with a disability; which could make them feel fantastic overall, more confident in themselves and raise their self-esteem. The third strength of the medical model is that it can help to raise money for charities. By money being raised for charities it means that children may also be helped alongside, as the charities may help by buying resources for disabled children within different environments to help them learn, or by donating money to environments in order for them to get it adapted to suit many children with difficulties /disabilities. Social model;-- Weaknesses;-- One of the weaknesses of the social model is that it believes that environments should be adapted around the child; which means that if there are extra areas where the child may need extra support in, for example; having a councillor… they will need to receive this extra support they need. If the child is not being given the extra support
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