What is a Physical Disability? - Definition & Types


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The term physical disability can be defined as a physical condition that impacts:

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1. Which type of daily living activity would be the least likely to be impacted by a person with a physical disability?

2. Which condition listed below could be considered a physical disability?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding some of the different types of physical disability. Some things you'll be assessed on include causes of physical disabilities and how a person's life may be impacted on a daily basis by a physical disability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on identifying:

  • The definition of physical disability
  • Sources and causes of physical disabilities
  • Daily activities impacted by a person with a physical disability
  • Physical disability conditions

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of physical disabilities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes and effects of physical disabilities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on physical disabilities and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about physical disabilities, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Physical Disability? - Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how physical disabilities are defined
  • Learn the categories of daily living that may be impacted by a physical disability, such as the ability to communicate
  • Identify accommodations that minimize the impact a physical condition has on a person's daily life