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Teaching DisabilityPractical Activities for In Class and Homework$
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Rhoda Olkin

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780190850661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190850661.001.0001

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Immersion and Activism

Immersion and Activism

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(p.150) 10 Immersion and Activism
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Teaching Disability
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Rhoda Olkin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190850661.003.0010

The seven activities in this chapter are a deeper dive into the disability experience. The effects of disability-related fatigue are explored in an activity that takes place over 1 week and in a second activity that requires making difficult choices about ways to reduce fatigue. The third activity has students immerse themselves in a disability venue. The fourth activity, done in small groups, focuses on microaggressions, collecting data from 10 disabled people about microaggressions experienced. The fifth activity has students experience television using captioning to explore what is missed in information given to Deaf people. The sixth activity has students pick one problem for people with disabilities and to write the appropriate official requesting a specific change, using data, an example story, and a proposed solution. The last activity assumes some level of clinical skills and involves making clinical responses to eight vignettes involving individuals, couples, or families with disabilities.

Keywords:   disability fatigue, outsider versus insider, microaggressions, close-captioning, community accessibility, clinical vignettes

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