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Synonyms for disabling

that cripples or disables or incapacitates

depriving of legal right


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See Harlan Lane, The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community (New York, 1992) for criticism of the audiologist treatment model and the effect of cochlear implants.
Vocational handicaps secondary to a disabling condition can cause a reduction in physical or cognitive capabilities and psychological functioning that can compromise career development.
When she sought other employment, the manager found that her disabling problems exempted her from comparable jobs that required physical demands no longer within her capacity.
On the basis of the appearance of a person with a disability, and perhaps on the basis of some personal or stereotyped information known to an employer about a disabling condition, employers sometimes make attributions about the competence, stamina, capabilities, limitations, and public image of a person with a disability that can have a significant impact on that person's career development.
The American Association of Dental Schools has published curriculum guidelines for teaching dentistry for patients with disabling conditions (Casamassimo, Henson, Posnick, et al.
For example, numerous disciplines participate in the teaching of the DECOD courses at the University of Washington: physical therapists from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine demonstrate wheelchair transfer techniques, vocational counselors discuss psychosoical issues of disability, physiatrists lecture on various disabling conditions, nutritionists present concerns in nutrition, and speech pathologists provide dental professionals with basic information on speech and swallowing disorders.
The Preparedness of Dental Professionals to Treat Persons with Disabling Conditions in Longterm Care Facility and Community Settings.
Applied to this research, students in wheelchairs appear to be building a sense of cohesion through an inside humor system that revolves around the unique, though negative, aspects of their disabling condition.
The process, however, is complex, since societies, and particularly individuals within those societies, vary in their susceptibilities to disabling conditions as a function of their unique behaviors, technologies and other attributes.
Secondary prevention is early detection and treatment of a potentially disabling condition before permanent disability occurs.
Tertiary prevention is the reduction of the potential adverse consequences of a disabling condition.
Because the major health problem of the older population is chronic disabling illness, rehabilitation cannot be viewed as an adjunctive service to geriatric health care; rather, it is the mainstay.
The main goals of the Service are to provide state-of-the-art geriatric care and rehabilitation for common and complex disabling conditions and to serve as a training and research site for the field of geriatrics and rehabilitation.
The SSDI program is a program of public employment -- disability insurance created by Congress to insure workers contributing to the Social Security Trust Fund against the risk of future unemployment caused by the occurrence of a physically or mentally disabling condition.
The purpose of this research was to achieve a feasibility study by investigating the relationship between closure status (successfully rehabilitated-status 26 and unsuccessfully rehabilitated-statuses 28 and 30) and disability beneficiary status (Supplemental Security Income-SSI, Social Security Disability Insurance-SSDI, and SSI/SSDI) on each of five intake variables (age, highest grade completed, marital status, major disabling condition, and monthly family income) and separately on each of the three process variables (cost of case services, number of services received, and number of months on agency rolls).