Understand Physical disability Essay

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Unit 32
Understand physical Disability

1. Understand the importance of differentiating between the individual and the disability.

1.1
Explain why it is important to recognize and value an individual as a person

It is important because each person deserves respect and each person has their own individual needs. Not every person is the same, and treating a person in the exact same way as everyone else may not be the best way to help show that persons individuality.

1.2
Describe the importance of recognising and individuals strengths and abilities

Helps to recognise what methods or ways are best suited to help that person. And where further help is needed to help teach or to use their strengths and abilities in which will
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Not giving equal opportunities or discrimination.

3.3
Describe steps that can be taken to challenge and change discriminatory attitudes

Educating people on their ignorance can be helpful. Although it is hard to change someone’s opinion if that is how they already think.
Starting young – educating children at an earlier age while still in school regarding the issues around discrimination. Never ignoring this behaviour, challenge it and try and make that person aware of the damage they could be causing, if within a work place raise the issue with your line manager.

3.4
Describe the impact of disability legislation on community attitudes and practices Legislation ensures support is put in place to help with financial and physical needs. Helps ensure action is taken against people who discriminate others. Helps to recognise a person’s disability and ensures they have access to the same resources and activities that a person without disabilities has access to. Also makes it against the law to discriminate against people with a disability.

3.5
Describe the effects that having a physical disability can have on a person’s day to day life

Can result in people getting mental health problems or anxiety, loss of freedom or independence. People could become frustrated or angry at having to rely on other people. Practical problems, such as transport, choice of activities, or accessing building. Loss of self
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