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Effects of physical disabilities and other impairments

Discuss possible educational, cognitive, behavioral, communication, psychosocial, recreational/leisure, vocational, and family/community effects of physical disabilities, other health impairments, and severe sensory impairments.

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The term 'physical disabilities' covers a wide range of handicaps from a variety of causes: trauma, accident, congenital malformations (birth defects) and disease. 'Other health impairments' can include such fairly minor disabilities as Attention Deficit Disorder to Behavioral disorders. 'Severe sensory impairments' includes such things as deafness and blindness, most commonly, but other sensory impairments as well. It is clear from even this brief description that this listed range of disorders is very diverse, from severe, to relatively mild, including mobility issues, perception issues, output issues, social and cognitive issues and more besides.

The range of difficulties that must be accommodated by these impairments varies as widely as the disabilities themselves. For instance, it may be entirely impossible to detect that a person suffers from attention deficit disorder (as I myself did as a child, and do now as an adult) unless you spend considerable time with them in a situation that requires them to focus on a particular task, such that their particular disability presents itself. There are no other symptoms that are observable. This is why I speak of that particular disorder ...

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Discussion of various physical disabilities, and their effects, especially as related to the education of the affected individual. What accommodations are required?