Neuroethics Canada is excited to share that our video submission, Words, Worlds, and Wisdom, is in competition!
Words, Worlds and Wisdom: Conversations in ethics and neurodevelopment disorders
Watch the video here: https://goo.gl/qiV7TQ
Please VOTE for our video by clicking on the “thumbs up” icon before November 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT!
This video highlights the importance of the terminology used to describe disabilities around the world with an emphasis on words used to describe neurodevelopment disorders (NDDs). Words can both reflect and propagate how children with disabilities are perceived and may perceive themselves. “Words, Worlds, and Wisdom” provides examples, including the use of person-first and identity-first language in English-speaking countries, as well as stigmatizing and elevating terminology from other languages. We conclude with suggestions for making the best choices about language to refer to students with NDDs.
The IHDCYH Talks Video Competition is a unique opportunity to submit a short video that presents a clear evidence-based message to a lay audience that is designed to have a positive impact on the health of children, youth and families. The objective of the competition is to profile research and ideas within IHDCYH’s mandate to improve knowledge translation and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.