Disability Studies
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This week, Natalie interviews Jessica about disability studies! We talk about the main concepts behind disability studies, with a focus on the social model of disability. We discuss the differences between the social model of disability and the medical model of disability, and how we can use social model concepts in occupational therapy.

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