Special Sense and Speech Disorders
Special sense and speech disabilities encompass a diverse range of conditions that affect an individual’s ability to perceive, interpret, and communicate with the world around them. These disabilities can impact various senses, such as vision and hearing, leading to blindness or deafness. Additionally, speech disabilities can affect one’s ability to articulate and comprehend spoken language, making communication challenging.
These disabilities may result from congenital conditions or birth defects, injuries both work-related and non, neurological disorders, or other medical factors. Individuals with special sense and speech disabilities often face unique challenges in accessing information, participating in social interactions, and pursuing educational and vocational opportunities. Because of this many special sense disorders qualify for social security disability benefits to help support individuals who face challenges related to their sensory and communication capabilities.
Simply having a special sense or speech limitation does not automatically qualify someone for disability benefits however. For a special sense disorder to qualify for social security disability benefits the circumstances of the disorder have to fall within the acceptable guidelines laid out in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. A person must be able to show that their disability has caused significant impairment from being able to work or do daily activities.