Further Information on the Persons/Specialists Who Should Provide Evidence of Disability Documentation for the Various Categories of Disabilities
Assessments from the following specialists will be considered acceptable:
  1. Physical/Mobility Disabilities
    Orthopedic Consultant, or other relevant consultant (e.g. Pediatrician or Rheumatologist)
  2. Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia or Dyscalculia)
    Appropriately-qualified Psychologist who is a member of their respective professional or regulatory body
  3. Blind/Low Vision
    One of more of the following: Opthamologists or Opthalmic surgeon; letter from the National Council for the Blind of Ireland confirming registration with the Council; if the student has attended a school for the blind, a letter from the Principal of the school confirming attendance.
  4. Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
    An audiogram from a professionally qualified Audiologist and/or ENT Consultant; if the applicant has attended a school for the deaf, a letter from the Principal of the school confirming attendance. In the case of the audiogram, the diagnosis should indicate moderate to profound bi-lateral hearing loss (i.e. above 40dB)
  5. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Appropriately-qualified Psychiatrist or Psychologist who is a member of their respective professional or regulatory body
  6. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome)
    Appropriately-qualified Psychiatrist or Psychologist who is a member of their respective professional or regulatory body
  7. Mental Health Condition
    Appropriately-qualified Psychiatrist who is a member of their respective professional or regulatory body
  8. Neurological Condition
    Neurologist or other relevant Consultant
  9. Neurologically-based Speech, Language and Communication Disorders
    Report from a Speech and Language Therapist. Must provide a diagnosis of a moderate or severe communication disorder, or where a mild communication difficulty has a moderate to severe psychological impact on the individual
  10. Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)
    Appropriately-qualified Psychologist who is a member of their respective professional or regulatory body, and
    Appropriately qualified Occupational Therapist
  11. Significant Ongoing Illnesses
    Report from a specialist in the relevant illness.
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