Muscular or neurological disabilities may affect motor ability and/or speech. You
might observe some involuntary or halting movement or limitation of movement in one
or more than one appendage, as well as some lisping, indistinct speech or flatness
of tone due to lack of fine motor control of the tongue and lips. The severity and
functional effects of the disability vary from person to person. Unless the person
has a significant disability, or has additional disabilities, accommodation may not
be needed during an interview setting or meeting.
If the person's speech is difficult to understand, ask him or her to repeat what was
said. Some people who have significant cerebral palsy or other muscular or neurological
disabilities may communicate by writing, typing, or using a communication board or
other electronic device.