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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Overview)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the activities of daily living.


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Cant spell. Is this a learning dissability?

Cant spell. Is this a learning dissability?

Maybe: A ld is a neurologic condition that interferes with a person's ability to read, write, speak, spell, do math or reason in spite of normal intellect. This definition from learning disabilities association of america. That said, many people can't spell correctly, but aren't learning disabled. Many doctors can't spell but aren't ld. Many (profession) can't spell but aren't ld, etc, etc., . . ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
626 doctors shared insights

Disabilities (Overview)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the activities of daily living.


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Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are not classified as "disabled" due to the problem. There may be lifting and work restrictions given by your doctor which can be classified as "impairments".Impai. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

It is the sum total of a person's abilities that count, rather than their disabilities! ...See more

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What number of different disabilities are there?

What number of different disabilities are there?

Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an example if you lose you 5th finger you would not be disabled if you drive a truck but you could be if you were a concert pianist. If you could train the pianist to play the drums you would no longer be disabled. Disability is a legal not medical term. ...Read more

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What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

Work rules: The american with disabilities act (1990) primarily aimed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace for people with disabilities. It was amended in 2008 to define "disability" as some people with disabilities were not being protected due to the interpretation of the original definition. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a disability?

Is diabetes a disability?

No: Diabetes is a diagnosis that requires lifestyle modification and medical care. It does not require that you cease work. Specific jobs may have rules (Specialty truck drivers, airplane pilots) that make work difficult with Diabetes. If you have gone unconscious due to your Diabetes or Heart Disease, driving may be prohibited for a period of months. ...Read more

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Is narcolepsy a disability?

Is narcolepsy a disability?

Not usually : Usually we can control daytime sleepiness and cataplexy with meds. Most narcoleptics don't need disability. ...Read more

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Can you get disability for ms?

Yes, possible: Unfortunately, many with MS develop progressive disability, which leads to inability to work. Social security disability and private disability policies can be available for many of these unfortunate individuals. ...Read more

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Can disc herniation cause disabity?

Can disc herniation cause disabity?

It can but is : Usually self limiting as 90% get better non operatively and those that need surgery have a 90% success rate. Rarely, a disc herniation can cause permanent neurologic deficit but most of the time it is not a total disability. ...Read more

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What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

Dis(lack of) ability: Whether it is rolling over, walking, smiling in response to a human face & vocalization, much of these skills have been studied in large populations & a range of time within which they emerge is considered the norm. When these fail to emerge on time, suspicion of a motor , speech or other problem may be suspected. Some skills ore more predictive of physical or mental abilities than others. ...Read more