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Accommodation Ideas for Thyroid Disorders

There are many different thyroid disorders that exist. The most common ones include: Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, and thyroiditis.

An employer must consider the functional limitations that an individual with a thyroid disorder displays. First, one must determine the areas in which the employee is having difficulty. What is it specifically that the employee cannot do? Is the performance problem related to the disability? Once the problematic area(s) have been identified, then the employer needs to ask how the job can be modified, or what assistive devices can be purchased to allow the person to perform the essential functions of his/her job.

Key Terms Used to Describe a Specific Thyroid Disorder:

Accommodation ideas for individuals with thyroid disorders:

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