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Muscular or Neurological Limitations

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.

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Last Updated: 7/10/12