Rehabilitation Consultant's Handbook - Part 1 (HM1049A)

Textbook: Rehab Consultants Handbook, 4th Ed

Author(s): Roger Weed, PhD and Timothy Field, PhD

Pre-Approved for:

Credit Hours: 14

Course Format

Homestudy, Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

HM1049A - Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Chapter 1 - Rehabilitation Foundations 

A. Introduction
B. Definitions
C. Determining Disability: State-Federal
D. Determining Disability: Social Security
E. Determining Disability: Workers' Compensation
F. Benefits of Rehabilitation
G. Evaluating Potential
H. Ethics
I. Diversity Issues
J. Resources
K. Summary

Chapter 2 - The Rehabilitation Expert 

A. The Vocational Expert Defined
B. Preparing the Vocational Expert
C. The Daubert and Kumho Rulings
D. The Vocational Expert (VE) in Litigation
E. Tools / Graphics
F. Selected Issues
G. Do's and Don'ts in Court Testimony
H. Summary

Chapter 3 - Workers' Compensation

A. Historical Perspective
B. Workers' Compensation Overview
C. Disability Defined
D. Vocational Assessment
E. Successful Outcome: Placement
F. Workers' Compensation Rehabilitation as a Profession
G. The Future of Rehabilitation
H. Summary


A. References
B. Glossary
C. How to Give Your Deposition
D. Federal Rules of Evidence Excerpts
E. Worker Trait Definitions
F. Deposition Checklist
G. International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals - Ethics Statement
H. International Academy of Life Care Planners Standards of Practice
I. CRC Ethics Statement
J. O*NET '98
K. Worksheets, Checklists and Forms

1. Interview Worksheet
2. Vocational Considerations Checklist
3. Functional Capacity Checklist
4. Functional Limitations
5. Transferability Worksheet
6. Medical-Legal Consultation Checklist
7. Checklist for a Comprehensive Medical Records Analysis
8. Medical Summary Outline / Worksheet
9. Example Questions for Physicians
10. Neuropsychologist Questions
11. Child CP & Head Injury Interview Supplement
12. Activities of Daily Living
13. Job Analysis Checklist
14. ADA Job Analysis Worksheet
15. Medical Functional Capacity Assessment
16. Job Accommodation Analysis Worksheet
17. Job Accommodation Checklist
18. Labor Market Survey Checklist
19. Life Care Plan Checklist
20. Labor Market Access & Job Search Worksheet
21. Wage Loss Checklist

Course Objectives


    Recall the historical foundation of the rehabilitation industry

  2. Discuss the significant differences between the private and public sector rehabilitation professionals

  3. Define disability and use guidelines from both the private and public sector to determine eligibility for rehabilitation services


    List the credentials needed to serve as a Vocational expert as required by the Social Security Administration

  5. Describe the variety of work performed by the Vocational expert

  6. Identify the client's needs in court if called upon as an expert witness


    Identify the 6 workers' compensation objectives common among states.

  8. Explain the Workers' compensation "Return to Work Hierarchy" in order of priority.

  9. Define and Differentiate between the following terms:

    (1) Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
    (2) Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
    (3) Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
    (4) Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
    (5) Survivor

  10. Describe the guidelines for assessing Workers'Compensation client's success rate for Return to Work.

  11. Discuss the 4 primary reasons for continuing growth in workers' compensation rehabilitation.

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