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Child development

Before we begin to think about developmental disability, we are first going to learn about the importance of child development. In the animation above, we follow two children, as we …

Children with developmental disabilities

To begin the course, we will hear from Adrião, Caroline, Lambert, Yasmeen, Um Muhammed, Tatiane, and Galida, parents of children with developmental disabilities, as they reflect on raising a child …

Summary of Week 1

We have now reached the end of Week 1. By now you should have a clearer understanding of developmental disabilities and their impact on children and their families. Throughout this …

Discussion: developmental disability

In the video above, we have seen our case study character Mai face challenges in her everyday life as a result of her impairment and its interaction with barriers in …

Attitudes to disability

In this step, our lead educator Professor Tom Shakespeare contextualises how the interaction between impairment and societal barriers can form the concept of disability, building upon Dr. Mactaggart’s presentation on …

Disability: a framework

As we’ve heard previously, we can think of developmental disability as comprising three components: the condition, the impairment and the disability. We’ve now learned a little more about conditions and …