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Intro to Rehab Sciences

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Intro to Rehab Sciences RS 2003

Mackayla Notetaker
Arkansas Tech University
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These notes are over Chapter 4.
Intro to Rehab Science
Dr. Wondolowski
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mackayla Notetaker on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to RS 2003 at Arkansas Tech University taught by Dr. Wondolowski in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Intro to Rehab Science in Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas Tech University.

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Date Created: 02/22/16
Intro to Rehab Disability Culture ¥ A way of life ¥ Social structures support and are influenced by Dominant Culture ¥ Social Commonalities —shared world views, values, and beliefs ¥ Institutions support (e.g., Christmas holidays, Ramadan, compulsory education for children) Passed on from generation to generation ¥ Provides meaning to life ¥ ¥ High culture from ruling class or aristocracy has been easily passed along ¥ Popular culture is increasingly being transmitted Identities ¥ Race ¥ ¥ Ethnicity ¥ ¥ Religion ¥ ¥ Spirituality Geographical Identity Minorities and Cultures ¥ People are motivated to embrace desirable traits—usually those of majority or powerful ¥ Atypical traits rejected and scapegoated ¥ Neutral traits and characteristics (e.g., skin color, gender) are given positive or negative meaning ¥ Majority traits are embraced Cross-cultural similarities in experience(e.g., ethnicity, gender, class, disability type) Culture and oppression ¥ Non-majority or power-based characteristics are devalued ¥ Leads to ¥ Marginalization ¥ Rights and opportunities limited Context specific- based on socially constructed desired/non-desired traits Disability Culture ¥ Community of identity ¥ Shared interests ¥ Common experiences ¥ A minority culture(not the popular vote or the norm) ¥ Shared devaluation and oppression Commonalties in language, expression, and lived experiences Disability Culture and liberation ¥ Disabled persons form a minority group in society ¥ Disability is a social construct, not a biological reality ¥ Disability associated problems are external to individuals ¥ Solutions to problems addressed first by removing barriers Persons with disabilities should be in control of their lives Advocacy and Disability Culture ¥ Disability rights are human rights ¥ ¥ Disability leaders share commonalties with other human rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Ed Roberts (Independent Living Movement) ¥ Increased rights lead to greater access and positive identity—individual and collective Human services and Disability Culture ¥ Persons with disabilities are partners with professionals ¥ Social and societal interventions are paramount ¥ Persons with disabilities have the right to control their lives to their maximal capability Begin with the assumption of competence(People are oppressed because people assume they cant do things)


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