Disabilities Come In Many Forms

 

Disabilities 

Disabilities come in many forms such as from birth (congenital) & (developmental) , casualties (acquired),  and age (progressive) in general.  Some of the most common are listed below: 

Autism  –  Seeing The Whole Picture 

Studies show that one of the biggest strengths for many with ASD is attention to detail. What is more of a challenge is grasping the “gist” of a situation. 

According to the weak central coherence theory many individuals with ASD tend to focus on details rather than the overall meaning of information. To use a common metaphor, they may see each and every tree in the forest without clearly perceiving the forest as a whole. 

An ability to see “the forest” is important to quick and accurate decision making in tasks such as driving.  For instance, an individual driving a car over a winding road, approaching a bridge, in the pouring rain on a winter’s night. 

Then you add the silhouette of a pedestrian emerging from the shoulder up ahead, must be required to sort through the relevant details — the darkness, a winding roadway, a bridge where water tends to freeze first, the pedestrian’s body language (is he about to step out onto the road?) — in order to arrive at a decision to proceed more slowly than the posted speed limit.

ADD / ADHD

ADHD can have different experiences, so it’s common for two people to experience the same symptoms in different ways. For example, these behaviors are often different in boys and girls. Boys may be seen as more hyperactive, and girls may be quietly inattentive.

Arthritis

 Inflammation of joints which could include: joint pain, swelling, redness in the joints, reduced motion.   Symptoms of arthritis include pain and stiffness in joints, difficulty in movement, etc. Treatments vary depending on the type of arthritis. The treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. 

Cerebral Palsy

It affects movement, balance, and muscle tone leading to rigidity in the joints, involuntary movements, and exaggerated reflexes. Treatments include medications, physical and occupational therapies, psychological therapy, and surgeries to treat deformities.

Aging

What’s going on!  It’s life as we age our muscles will not be as they were when we were younger.  Our bones will shrink and we even notice we are not as tall as we were,  and we can harm ourselves in falls or just bumping into the counter. 

Strokes

A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. Both result in parts of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, dizziness, or loss of vision to one side.  Some individuals do have a mini-stroke. The symptoms of a stroke can or cannot be permanent. Long-term complications may include pneumonia or loss of bladder control.

Disabilities come in many forms as common Disabilities: Vision, Hearing, Cognitive or Learning disorder, Psychological Disorders Invisible Disabilities are not immediately apparent like chronic illnesses or condition that impairs one normal daily  activities  Mobility and Physical Impairments, Spinal Cord, Head Injuries, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Depression, effect of drugs  and the list can go on and on. 

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