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Social and Medical Models of Disability

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What is the contrast between the medical and social model in education?

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This solution discusses and contracts social and medical models of disabilities. The two models discussed include the medical model, where society sees the disability as a deficiency, abnormality, or something that can hold a person back from doing things and the social model, where society sees a disabled person as being different in a manner similar to gender, race or culture. The explanation is given in 315 words with two references.

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Question: What is the contrast between the medical and social model in education?

Solution: There are different models of disability which are social and medical. This theory attempts to explain how individuals with disabilities are viewed by society (medical), as well as how those with disabilities view themselves (social) (1).

The medical model is when society sees the disability as a deficiency, ...

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