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'Just like you': A disability awareness programme for children that enhanced knowledge, attitudes and acceptance: Pilot study findings

Ison, Nicole, McIntyre, Sarah, Rothery, Sophie, Smithers-Sheedy, Hayley, Goldsmith, Shona, Parsonage, Samantha

Academic Literature

2010

Method: Students participated in two sessions of discussions, written activities, demonstrations and disability simulation activities.

Results: Significant improvements in knowledge, attitudes and acceptance of disability were evident immediately following the intervention. Focus group analyses further demonstrated these findings.

Conclusions: A brief disability awareness programme for children improved knowledge, attitudes and acceptance of disability in the short-term. Further research is required to identify the potential impact of such programmes on inclusion and social participation of people with disabilities both inside and outside of the school setting.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Developmental Neurorehabilitation

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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