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Difference Between Impairment, Disability, Developmental Delay & Handicap

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This term refers to the person's abnormality, or condition:

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1. This term refers to the way the condition restricts the person's normal functioning:

2. This term refers to a restriction, or limitation, caused by a person's abnormality:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Impairment, disability, developmental delay and handicap are often used interchangeably. However, they each have a different meaning. To do well on the quiz, you will need to be able to know the term for when an impairment causes a chronic problem, as well as the term used to describe a person's condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you will need to know the terms for the following definitions:

  • Unknown cause for when a child fails to meet an expected milestone
  • Person's abnormality
  • Limitation caused by an abnormality
  • Person's normal functioning is restricted by an abnormality

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on terms related to abnormalities and impairments in humans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a person's abnormality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding limitations that are caused by abnormalities

Additional Learning

You can learn more about these terms with the accompanying lesson called Difference Between Impairment, Disability, Developmental Delay & Handicap. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Examine examples of each term
  • Define impairment
  • Describe disabilities
  • Examine handicaps
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