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Living with a cognitive disability can take a significant financial and emotional toll on individuals and families. Cognitive disability can affect both children and adults and impact key functions, such as perception, attention, memory, language, and motor skills.
A cognitive disability, or an intellectual disability, is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior limitations. It can affect a person’s ability to think, reason, learn, problem-solve, and communicate effectively.
Cognitive disabilities are typically diagnosed during childhood and can lead to challenges with everyday activities, such as learning, socializing, and taking care of oneself. The severity of cognitive disability can vary widely and impact people in different ways.
Various factors, including genetic, environmental, and medical causes may be among the factors that contribute to cognitive issues. Those with cognitive disabilities have unique strengths, abilities, and potential. With the appropriate support, they can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Cognitive disability can manifest in different forms. Some common examples of cognitive disorders or other conditions that may lead to cognitive impairment include:
People struggling with cognitive disabilities may require financial help. One option includes applying for public disability benefits. Some steps to apply for these benefits often include the following steps:
You can apply for disability benefits online through the Social Security Administration’s website or by calling the local office at 1-800-772-1213. For guidance on the legal procedures, a disability lawyer can help guide you through the process since cognitive issues are unique to each person. An experienced lawyer can also be crucial if your initial application is denied.
Supporting a child with cognitive impairments often requires a holistic approach considering their unique needs, strengths, and challenges. Some general strategies that can help a child may include:
Other strategies may include social skill training, communication support, positive reinforcement, and family support to enhance children’s self-esteem and motivation.
Don’t hesitate to contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer if you have any life-disrupting health conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Call us at 215-464-7200 for a free consultation to evaluate your case and help you throughout the disability claim.
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