Introduction to Disabilities (Episode 2)


Speech-Language Pathologist

Sophie-Anne Scherrer


Occupational Therapist

“People are disabled by society, not just by their bodies. These barriers can be overcome, if governments, nongovernmental organizations, professionals and people with disability and their families work together.” (World Health Organization, 2018)

In this episode of the DPSS Podcast, Sophie-Anne Scherrer, Occupational Therapist, and Dana Lawlor, Speech-Language Pathologist, talk about disabilities.

Did you know that December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities?  But what do we mean when we say disability?  And how can the environment around someone with a disability make it harder or easier for them to go through their day? This episode may help to give you some answers to these questions and maybe a different way of seeing disabilities.  


References

Goering, S. (2015). Rethinking disability: the social model of disability and chronic disease. Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine8(2), 134-138.

Oliver, M. (2017). Defining impairment and disability. Disability and equality law3.

World Health Organization (2020). International Day of Persons with Disabilities. https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/12/03/default-calendar/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities

World Health Organization (2020). Disability and health. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/disability-and-health

World Health Organization (2018). 10 facts on disability. https://www.who.int/news-room/facts-in-pictures/detail/disabilities

World Health Organization (2002). Towards a common language for Functioning, Disability and Health – ICF. https://web.archive.org/web/20181018004751/http://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/

Resources

https://www.disabilityprogramsspecializedservices.org/

http://www.empowernl.ca/about-disability/disability-awareness/

http://www.templegrandin.com/

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This podcast is produced with the support of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and Jordan’s Principle.

 “NISHIIYUU AND ME” by artists from Whapmagoostui and the N’We Jinan project. Permission to use the music was generously provided by David Hodges/N’We Jinan. You can listen to the track on SoudCloud here or buy/stream it on Apple Music .

“Forever” by DJ Arrow. Permission to use the music was generously provided by Jason Swallow. You can listen to the track on SoundCloud here.

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