Orthopedic Impairment / Mobility Impairment

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 6 & 7 : Physical Disabilities- Orthopedic Impairment

Orthopedic Impairment / Mobility Impairment

Orthopedic impairment is an impairment that caused by congenial abnormalities, diseases and others which adversely affects a child’s educational performance. ex. congenital abnormalities- club foot, diseases like poliomyelitis, other causes like CP, amputations, fractures, burns which cause contractures


There are a wide range of neuromuscular and orthopedic impairments that are congenital, the result of illness, or accident related. Mobility impairments range from slight difficulties with movement to paralysis. Such impairments may be caused by disorders such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis, or they can have congenital causes such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. They can also be the result of illness, accidents, strokes, or injury to the spinal cord. Some students have impairments in arm or hand movement that are the result of repetitive strain injury. These strain injuries can fluctuate in severity and are susceptible to aggravation from overuse.

  1. Arthritis
  2. Multiple Sclrosis
  3. Muscular Dystrophy
  4. Crippling from infections
  5. Congenital Malformation
  6. Traumatic Crippling
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