The Social Stereotype of Children With Physical Disability

Aisyah Nur Hafifah, Galuh Fazry Yanuar, Muhamad Nasrul Iqbal, Revilia Tri Oktari, Malinda Nur Fadilah, Nita Nitiya Intan Tanbrin, Rina Maryanti


Children with physical disability often face stereotypes and stigmatization that affect society's perception of their abilities and potential. The aim of this research is to investigate the stereotypes experienced by children with physically handicapped, find out where the source of these stereotypes comes from, how they impact children, and what efforts have been made to reduce these stereotypes. This article uses a literature review method to explore the dimensions of these stereotypes, including their sources, their impact, and efforts to reduce them. The results show that stereotypes stem from assumptions about physical and intellectual disabilities, which are reflected in the media, personal experiences, and a general lack of understanding. These stereotypes can negatively impact children's psychological, emotional, and social well-being, and limit their participation in social activities. Efforts to reduce stereotypes through community education, family support, and inclusive approaches in schools are needed to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for children with motor disabilities. In conclusion, raising public awareness and ensuring the adaptation of individuals with disabilities in social life are key steps to prevent stigmatization.


Stereotype; Social Stereotype; Physically Handicapped.

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