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Valerie Harwood & Samantha McMahon

In: The SAGE Handbook of Special Education: Two Volume Set

Chapter 53: Medicalization in Schools

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Medicalization in Schools
Medicalization in Schools
ValerieHarwoodSamanthaMcMahon
Introduction

Medicalization can be characterized as the product of processes that seek to put social problems into a medical framework. This process of placing phenomena into a medical framework has become more commonplace (Conrad, 2007, p. 88; Conrad & Schneider, 1992; Zola, 1972) with the concept ...

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