Thursday, 11 November 2010
What is Disibility?
It is also known as the lack of a given ability in humans that are either physical, cognitive/metal, sensory, emotional or developmental.
Traditionally, in many cultures around the world, people with physical, sensory or mentally impairments were thought of as under the spell of witchcraft, possessed by demons or as penitent sinners that were being punished by God for 'wrong doing' by themselves or their parents.
Types of disabilities:
- Emotional problems
- Mental health problems
- Behavioural problems
- Learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia
- Speech and language impairments
- Chronic illness/health issues e.g. HIV