Terminology used in my work

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

A disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury

Hearing impairment

An impairment in hearing which can be permanent or fluctuating.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

A developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

An umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those who have difficulties with producing or understanding spoken or written language.

Speech and language delay

A delay where a child is not developing speech and language at an expected rate.

Developmental Language Disorder

Describes children who are likely to have language problems enduring into middle childhood and beyond, with a significant impact on everyday social interactions or educational progress (Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists, position paper 2017).

Voice disorders

A voice problem which occurs when a person’s voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for the person’s age, gender, cultural background, or geographic location.


In personal injury cases this refers to the relationship between the act that caused the injury and the injuries that the person sustains. 

Quantum report

Report relating to the amount of damages sought for the plaintiff (as opposed to causation report)

Personal injury

A legal action taken by an individual following an accident or injury which has occurred due to the actions, inactions or negligence of another party.


The person who makes the claim


The person(s) who the claim is against


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