When we think about cognitive disabilities, forgetting a name or where we put our keys often comes to mind. However, challenges in this area can have a significant impact on a person’s health, safety and quality of life. Similarly, a learning disability can interfere with an individual’s success in and out of school.
Learning and cognition (understanding and interacting with the world around us) can be impaired by acquired injuries such as a stroke or head trauma, or by the progression of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Cognition and the ability to learn can also be delayed from birth due to a developmental disability or birth trauma. The impact of a cognitive disability can vary widely depending on the nature of the impairment, the person’s environment, and their functional goals. Assistive Technology Partners staff offers expertise in identifying accommodations and technology solutions to support individuals with an array of cognitive and learning difficulties.