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The impact of the Quality of Life model
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Incorporating the Quality of Life model into a school has a number of implications. It affects:

  • The way that children's services join up to the school.
  • Social models of disability.
  • Inclusion.
  • Child's Quality of Life assessment.
  • Family.
Effective policy that has impact
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As a school, how might you develop policy and practice in the following areas:

  • Focus on joined up working with children's services.
  • Focus on the social model of disability.
  • Promote inclusion.
  • Assess each child's Quality of Life as opposed to their progress on the National Curriculum.
  • Focus on working with each family.
Find out more
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Cummins, R. (2005) Moving from the quality of life concept to a theory, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49.10, 699-706.

Turnbull, R., Turnbull, A., Wehmeyer, M. and Park, J. ( 2003) A Quality of Life Framework for Special Education Outcomes, Remedial and Special Education 24(2), 67-74.