Cognitive Disabilities

Cognitive Disabilities are disabilities that have to do something with the understanding of something. Some of the more common cognitive disabilities are listed below:

Asperger's Syndrome -
A developmental disorder that affects someone’s ability to socialize and communicate. May also cause the person to obsess over things.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -
The most common Cognition Disorder. Affects the person with inattentiveness, over-activity, and/or impulsivity.

Sensory Integrative Dysfunction -
A neurological disorder due to the body’s inability to process information from one of the five basic senses.

Specific Learning Disability -
A disorder with any number of the central nervous system’s ability to process information received through perception, understanding, and/or verbal or nonverbal language. These are examples of an SLD:
Visual Perceptual Deficit
Auditory Perceptual Deficit

Tourette's Syndrome (TS) -
A disorder in which the person has repetitive and involuntary movements and vocalizations.

Acquired Brain Injury -
An injury to the brain after birth.

Assistive Technology
  • External Cueing Systems -Used to remind someone with a cognitive disability to do something.

  • Context-Aware Task Guidance Systems- Used for helping people with cognitive disabilities to navigate in a smaller environment.

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