Disabilities

  • Coma Patients
    Families of coma patients or patients emerging from comas need a great deal of emotional and practical support. If they are persons of faith, vital spiritual support is likely to be readily available.....
  • Types Of Head Injuries
    We've all hit our heads at one time or another and experienced that awful, sinking feeling that this time we've really done it. And we've probably had our restless child fall off a church pew, while t....
  • Sign Language Books
    Sign language books exist to help you learn sign language, and to aid as reference material. It's difficult to learn sign language from a book alone, but books can certainly improve your skills when u....
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people. The law covers employment, governm....
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries In A Child
    Nothing is more devastating to a parent than to see his or her young child experience a traumatic brain injury. An injury to the brain usually results in lifetime consequences for the child, from lea....
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Like other forms of acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury isn't hereditary or degenerative. The term used by medical professionals is "an insult to the brain" and that's caused by external phy....
  • Closed Head Injury Symptoms
    The symptoms of a closed head injury may show up immediately or may occur later. If a person lapses into unconsciousness, even briefly, there's probably injury. Fluid draining from the ears or nose ge....
  • Sign Language Classes
    Sign language classes are offered in many settings throughout the country. The most likely place to find them is at community colleges or universities. However, there are other ways to learn sign lang....
  • Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance
    Americans with Disabilities Act compliance has confused many people at businesses and governmental agencies since it was passed. If you are unsure whether you are in compliance, you should seek legal ....
  • Severe Brain Injuries
    Severe brain injuries are caused by any damage to the brain or brain stem that result in an unconscious or vegetative state. Most neurological experts use what is called the Glascow Coma Scale (GCS) ....