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Why proper language use is important in the field of services for people with disabilities?

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Wendy Chan
27 May 2021
Why proper language use is important in the field of services for people with disabilities?

Why proper language use is important in the field of services for people with disabilities?

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Polly Chu
27 May 2021

You are welcome.

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Wendy Chan
27 May 2021

That is new to me, thanks so much.

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Polly Chu
27 May 2021

Language tends to shape beliefs about a person’s potential needs and desires. Language is very often the way the subjective norm is communicated. A Parliamentary Committee on the Status of Disabled Persons in Canada concluded that vocabulary can orient an entire perception in the public mind; pejorative or negative words not only bias a person’s understanding, but trivialize genuine community support for people with disabilities.

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