About Brain Injury

A Glossary of Terms



Click on a letter to access terms or click the "on" button to browse entire glossary.





Or Go To:

Intracranial Pressure

Understanding Coma

Rancho Los Amigos Scale/ The Levels of Coma

Objectives of Neurosurgery

A Guide to Brain Anatomy



Wagner O'Day - Common name for Public Law 92-28 which directs the purchase by the Federal Government of selected commodities and services from qualified workshops serving blind and other severely disabled individuals, with the objective of increasing the employment opportunities for these individuals. [Click Here To Return To List]

Word Retrieval Deficit - Difficulty recalling a specific word or words. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Activity Center - A workshop, or physically-separate department of a workshop, having a planned, identifiable program designed exclusively to provide therapeutic activity for workers whose physical or mental impairment is so severe as to make their production inconsequential. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Adjustment - An individualized, structured and planned, closely supervised, remedial work experience designed to promote the acquisition of good work habits, to increase physical and emotional tolerance for work activity and interpersonal relationships, and to modify aptitudes and behaviors which inhibit the satisfactory performance of work. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Aptitude - One's natural ability or general suitability to work; sometimes refers to a measure of that ability. [Click Here To Return To List]

Worker's Compensation - See Terms and Definitions Related to Insurance. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Environment/Work Setting - Surroundings in, and the conditions under which, an individual performs occupational duties including lighting, equipment, cleanliness and type of supervision. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Families - See Job Clusters. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Habits - Those aspects of behavior in a work setting that enable a person to meet the demands of a job in accordance to employment standards. This includes such areas as: attendance, punctuality, hygiene, social behavior, team work, cooperation, ability to accept constructive criticism, ability to accept supervision, effort, initiative, perseverance, dependability, meeting work schedules, attention to detail, housekeeping, neatness in work performed, careful with materials and property, and safety awareness. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work, Light - Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to ten pounds; or requiring walking or standing to a significant degree (about six hours a day); or requiring sitting most of the time, but entailing pushing and pulling on leg or arm controls. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work, Medium - Equivalent to lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Personality - The individual's traits, habits, and attitudes related to the concept of employment, and one's reaction to that concept. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work, Sedentary - Equivalent to lifting ten pounds maximum with occasional lifting and/or carrying small objects. While mostly done sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Station - Physical site where a production operation is performed; also called Job Station. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Tolerance - Ability to sustain a work effort for a prolonged period of time; ability to maintain a steady flow of production at an acceptable pace and acceptable level of quality; ability to handle a certain amount of pressure. [Click Here To Return To List]

Worker Functions - The functioning of the worker in relationship to a specific set of tasks. A combination of the highest function which the worker performs in relation to data, people, and things, expresses the total level of complexity of the job/worker situation. [Click Here To Return To List]

Worker Trait - The requirements made of the worker in terms of aptitudes, general educational development, vocational preparation, physical demands, and personal traits. These are reflected in: training time, aptitudes, temperaments, interests, physical demands, and environmental conditions. [Click Here To Return To List]

Workmen's Compensation - Insurance programs, under state auspices or control, except for Federal employees and certain maritime workers, to provide financial resources fro medical care and lost wages and earning power resulting from industrial accidents, and from illnesses resulting from employment. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Sample - A well defined work activity involving tasks, materials, and tools which are identical or similar to those in an actual job or cluster of jobs, It is used to assess an individual's vocational aptitude, worker characteristics, and vocational interest. See also: Job Task. [Click Here To Return To List]

Work Sample Normed in Industrial Setting - A work sample for which the available norms include the empirical norm reference of a population employed in a competitive industrial setting. [Click Here To Return To List]



Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

Contact Us

E-mail to: waiting.com
For legal questions call toll free: 1-800-992-9447

We are not medical professionals, however we encourage your inquiries regarding both legal issues and information on futher resources. Phone and email inquiries will be received by the staff of the Brain Injury Law Office, including Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

copyright ©2002 - 2013 Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr., All rights reserved.

For more on Attorney Gordon Johnson