Causes of disabilities in children occur in one of three ways; either they are born with it, they suffer a traumatic injury, or they contract a debilitating disease. A disability is a condition in which an individual is significantly impaired relative to the norm. Common child disablities include cerebral palsy, ADD, down syndrome, tourette syndrome and various learning disablities. Some types of impairment include:
Depending on the affliction, disablities may affect the following:
A child with any kind of disability requires special attention, and some may need it more than others. Steps should be taken early on to intervene and provide the necessary therapy that will help improve that individual's existence. Any evidence of progress is better than nothing at all.
It is essential that we do our part to integrate children with disabilities into society and not shun them away. Although they may need greater accommodations, they are often capable of joining the workforce when they reach the legal age. Our nation's educational system is doing its part to give these children the opportunity to attend schools like their peers, but also receive the one-on-one care that they deserve. We must not forget that these children are not that different, just unique, and should not be treated as such or discriminated against because of their disability.
If you or someone you know has a disabled child, you may be entitled to receive government benefits. To find out if you qualify, contact a social security disability attorney.
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