Ableism: Definition & Examples


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Which of these phrases most closely represents ableism?

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1. Why is institutionalized ableism of more concern than noninstitutionalized ableism?

2. Why is mental health ableism so difficult to discuss?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although there have been disabled people throughout history, society is only just recently beginning to make an effort to accommodate and understand their needs. You can learn about ongoing issues with ableism with these assessment questions. The questions will go over points such as the definition of ableism and difficulties in discussing it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Defining ableism
  • Problems with institutionalized ableism
  • Difficulties in discussing mental health ableism
  • Characteristics of developmental disabilities
  • Problems with common sense and the mentally ill

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your understanding of the lesson's main points on the definition of and issues related to ableism
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the various issues related to ableism and how they affect people with different types of disabilities
  • Knowledge application - use the information you learned in the lesson to answer the assessment questions on some key facts about ableism and its effects

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about the topic, go over the associated lesson called Ableism: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Effects of ableism on people with physical disabilities
  • Consequences of ableism on individuals with developmental conditions and mental illness
  • Differentiate between noninstitutionalized and institutionalized ableism
  • Define the Americans with Disabilities Act