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No matter what disability someone has, we need to be polite and sensitive to that person and we should use an appropriate term. Our choice of words has an impact on the way people with special needs feel and is perceived in society.

 

Impairment

 

What not to say

 

What to say

 

Blind or Vision Impairment

 

Dumb, Invalid, Blind Freddy

Person with Visual Impairment

 

 

Deaf or Hearing Impairment

 

Invalid, Deaf-and-Dumb, Deaf-Mute

Person with Hearing Impairment

 

Speech/ Communication Impairment

 

Dumb, “One who talks bad”

Person with a speech/ communication impairment, Speech impaired

 

Learning Disability

Retarded, Slow, Brain-Damaged, “Special ed”

Person with Learning or cognitive disability

 

Mental Illness

Hyper-sensitive, Psycho, Crazy, Insane, Wacko, Nuts, Mad

Person with the psychosocial disability

 

 

Mobility/ Physical Disability

Handicapped, Physically Challenged, “Special”, Deformed, Cripple, Gimp, Spastic, Spaz, Lame, Wheelchair-bound

 

The person with the mobility or Physical disability

Intellectual/ Cognitive Disability

Retard, Mentally Retarded, “Special Ed”

Person with an intellectual/ cognitive/developmental disability

 

Short Stature

 

Dwarf, Midget

 

The person with short stature

 

Health Conditions

Victim, Someone “Stricken with” a disability

Person living with specific health conditions 


Dr. Rubina Mirza 
(Physiotherapist, Consultant, Child Development Center)  
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