Chronic Illness & Physical Disabilities: Effects on Human Development


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Which of the following is true of a physical disability?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a chronic illness?

2. How are the effects of physical disabilities and chronic illnesses similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how chronic illnesses and physical disabilities impact a person's development. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding all the categories of physical disabilities as well as knowing the characteristic ranges of physical disabilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The various categories of physical disabilities
  • Facts about physical disabilities
  • Examples of chronic illness
  • The shared situational characteristics of those having both chronic illnesses and physical disabilities
  • The type of impairment resulting in limited speech, vision, hearing or mobility

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast chronic illness and physical disability
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impact of chronic illness and physical disabilities on development
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding categories of physical disability and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chronic illnesses

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effects that chronic illnesses and physical disabilities have on individuals, review the corresponding lesson on the Impact of Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities on Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define physical disability and chronic illness, and differentiate between the two
  • Review the four main categories of physical disability
  • Recognize the characteristics of chronic illness
  • Explore individual and societal effects of physical disabilities and chronic illnesses