Family, Whanau and Disability

24. Social vs Medical Model of Disability

June 24, 2018 Louise Ratcliffe Season 2019 Episode 1024
Family, Whanau and Disability
24. Social vs Medical Model of Disability
Show Notes

Research and co-ordination: Lisa Pirihi
Presenters: Louise Ratcliffe
Produced by Wintec Music and Performing Arts Department

Guests Rebecca Armstrong - Researcher
Rebecca is a researcher for Altogether Autism and Parent to Parent. Rebecca researches complex requests and consults with the Professional Expert Group (PEG). She also writes for the Altogether Autism Journal and is involved in the PRISM Professional Development Series. Rebecca completed a masters degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato in 2015. Rebecca has worked with children with autism, in the school and home environment, since 2013.

Programme Synopsis

  • Louise and Rebecca discuss the meaning of the social vs the medical model of disability, and what that means for how we care for people in society.


By Jason Long - Senior Academic Staff Member
Programme Coordinator – Music Internship Director

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