4 Etiology

Paula Lombardi

4, Etiology (causes)

Etiology refers to the causes of the disability. There are many different causes of disability, including: genetics, injury, disease, and the unknown being the most common.

Key Takeaway: Etiology is not an important consideration for the special educator

  • The etiology of each of the disability categories is provided for you and available in the Disability Summary Overviews. Understandably parents will want to know why their child has a disability. The underlying causes of disability are often unknown or stem from a range of possible causes. The role of the special educator is to help the learner and family to move forward and find ways to get the help that is needed.




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