Not all disabilities are shown on the surface. While it is much more noticeable when disabilities are visible, there are many disabilities that are just as severe even though they are not shown on their outward appearance. It is important for people with cognitive disabilities who are not fighting the outward effects of a disability to seek the aid and help that they need to live a successful and happy life.
Often times people who struggle with the effects of disabilities. Some effects are much more hurtful than others but they should all be taken seriously.
Side Effects of Less Noticeable Disabilities
While most people who face disabilities feel as though their disability takes a front row seat everywhere they go, it is not always the case. Some disabilities lurk in the background and it can make the cases especially tricky.
For example, someone who struggles with a reading disability is going to go unnoticed for the majority of the time. It is not very often in your adult life that you are asked to read out loud for people to hear you. However, it is still required very often that you have to read when you are an adult. It can be very frustrating for someone who is unable to read for themselves. Unlike someone with a physical disability, other people are not aware of your struggles. People who have a physical disability are catered to much more than people who have a disability that is less noticeable.
It often feels as though people with disabilities that are not noticeable have to fight their battles alone because people are simply not aware of the struggle they are facing. While this can also be a blessing, it can be very difficult to struggle with a problem that other people are unaware of.
The main side effect of having a less noticeable disability is that you may have to suffer alone, however there are other effects that need to be noted. When you have a less noticeable disability it may go untreated for a longer period of time. Most disabilities are found when you are very young. If a child has a disability that is not easily noticed by family members and teachers the chances of the disability going unnoticed is much higher.
The longer a disability goes unnoticed the harder it is for the person to cope with the effects. Once a disability is diagnosed there are many things that doctors and family members can do to aid the person in the recovery and care cycles. As a young person fights a disability that others are unaware of they are faced with an inner turmoil matter than often simply makes matter worse.
It is important to understand that not all disabilities are noticeable and it is important to be cautious and kind to people in every situation because you never know when it may turn out to be a situation where they are especially struggling.