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  • What is disability and what different types of disability are there?
  • Definition of disability
    • Disability is a lack of ability relative to a personal or group standard or norm . In reality there is often simply a spectrum of ability. ...
    • E.g. Physically and mentally disabled, Hearing impaired, Visually impaired, Short term and long term disability, cognitive disability…
  • In pairs: How would you represent them using the micro elements?
    • Physically disabled:
    • Mentally disabled:
  • Are these typical representations? Why?
  • Coming Down The Mountain BBC TV DRAMA
    • Choose at least two micro elements
    • Write detailed notes on both
    • Be prepared to write at least 2 PEEs for each
    David and Ben are two teenage brothers
    • Write a PEE for your chosen micro elements:
    • Point : Your area of representation
    • E.g. A typical representation of disability is shown through the diegetic dialogue of Ben’s character.
    • Evidence : Your micro element
    • E.g. In response to David’s comment about feeling down, Ben says ‘I get that sometimes but then I eat a bag of crisps and watch Star Wars and then it goes away.’
    • Explain : Linking the two
    • E.g. This simplistic language used by Ben implies that he doesn’t share the complex emotional turmoil of his brother, and therefore conforms to the stereotypical view of a mentally disabled person being less intelligent than an able-minded person.
  • SWAP answers
    • Is there point accurate?
    • Have they followed the PEE structure?
    • Have they used lots of media terms?
    • Have they linked their answer to the area of representation?
    • Have they written clearly?
    • Give one mark for each – Will you score 5/5???
  • Myths of Disability A person with a disability is sick, or has something wrong with them.  People with disabilities have a poor quality of life. People with disabilities are inspirational, brave, and courageous for living successfully with their disability. People with disability always need expensive and high-tech assistive devices or services. People with severe disabilities need to live in nursing home or rehabilitation hospitals or under constant supervision so that they do not hurt themselves.