disability collocations and examples

 UK /ˌdɪsəˈbɪləti/

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a condition that affects the body or brain

Adjectives frequently used with disability
affecting part of your body: hearing, mobility, neurological, physical, sensory, visualThe school has been adapted for children with physical disabilities.affecting your mental abilities: cognitive, communication, developmental, intellectual, language, learning, mental, readingDonna has a mild learning disability.severe: complex, lifelong, long-term, multiple, permanent, profound, serious, severeThese children have a range of special needs, and in some cases profound disabilities.mild: mild, moderate, temporaryEven students with moderate intellectual disabilities succeeded under the program.
Verbs frequently used with disability
have a disability: experience, have, suffer fromThe treatment can reduce long-term disability experienced by patients with arthritis.overcome a disability: overcomeHer fight to overcome her disabilities made her an inspiration for millions of blind people.cause disability: cause, lead to, result inA ruptured tendon can occasionally cause permanent disability.
Nouns frequently used after disability
for supporting people with disabilities: awareness, campaigner, charity, movement, organization, rightsWe try to educate the public in disability awareness.discrimination: discriminationI have personal experience of disability discrimination.payments: allowance, benefit, premiumThe service is free to anyone receiving any form of disability allowance.
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