Disability as it sounds, people feel bad about it not because of anything else but what it entails. Most especially when someone is disabled. Disability in a simple term means “inability to be able to do something of ones wish”. As this simple term implies, one will definitely feel bad when he or she is disabled.
FORMS OF DISABILITY
Disability comes in different forms. it can be physical in nature, behavioral, sensory or cognitive. All these forms are in one way or the other some of we humans face in our lives.
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Physical in nature
This form of disability may be as result of inability to walk due to amputation of the leg, muscular or neurological dysfunction of the body system. This is mostly caused by unfortunate life events, such as automobile accidents, drowning and so on.
Being behavioral, is mostly as a result of inability to work. This can be from childhood days and if left untreated, it affects one when he or she becomes an adult. This effect can result in one not able to hold on to a job and maintain relationships.
This can be as result of deafness or blindness. People with this kind of condition find it difficult at times to interact well with the society. For example, someone who is deaf might find it difficult to get along with a conversation within the society. Same also goes for a blind person, driving might become a problem.
This can be in brain damage or mental retardation. This form is said to be contacted through advancing age, condition that raise risk for cardiovascular (i.e. the heart and blood vessel) disease or one’s family history on this form of disability.
CAUSES OF DISABILITY
Disability can be caused by various factors but in this paper, we shall be considering two (2) factors.
This type is mostly found among children. Reason being that, it is formed through inheritance of abnormalities in genes and genetics. This therefore can cause intellectual disability in children. Mostly genetic disorder can be formed through diseases or illness.
Environmental or life events
Life events such as automobile accidents, drowning and so on causes disability through the loss of sight, hearing, limbs(i.e. upper or lower) and important parts of the body. Pregnant mothers can be affected by this factor through poverty and malnutrition, thereby causing deficiency in vital minerals. This therefore result in deformation issues in the unborn child. Whereby after birth, the child might lose some vital organs through poor development.
Disability therefore can be regarded as a bad phenomenon to humans. But as it is, people affected still make their way out of it by living their normal life. This is possible once the affected person abides to the rules of his or her doctor or therapist. A good example is Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the 32nd USA president. He had paralytic illness which made him remained on the wheelchair and he ruled America. Another good example is me, the writer. So being disabled doesn’t mean you can’t do what normal people are doing.
[Article submitted by :: ADEDIPUPO LAWAL ]
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