Vocational Assessment: Evaluating Employment Potential (HM2010)

Textbook: Vocational Assessment: Evaluating Employment Potential

Author(s): Havranek, Field and Grimes

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Credit Hours: 16

Course Format

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

Course Overview

This course is based on the textbook, Vocational Assessment: Evaluating Employment Potential. This book discusses the assessment process Vocational Rehabilitation counselors go through working with clients as they assist the client with effective vocational decision making. The major topics discuss through the textbook are:

  • A review of vocational assessment systems and approaches
  • The VDARE process
  • Occupational and job survey information
  • Expanded sections on brain injury assessment and the ADA

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the process of organizing, synthesizing, analyzing, and translating client case history data into meaningful vocational objectives.

  2. Describe the VDARE process as a systematic method for assessing a client's vocational potential for:
    1. Employment
    2. Training
    3. Education

  3. Identify and describe the laws which effect rehabiliation counseling today.

  4. Explain and employ the concepts of:
    1.) Residual Functional Capacity Evaluation
    2.) Functional Limitations
    3.) Transferability of skills
    4.) Job Analysis

  5. Explain how assistive devices may be used as a job accommodation and/or an aid for independent living, including:
    1.) The customer-focused model for Assistive Technology Services
    2.) The key components in matching person with device
    3.) The fundamental principles in determining Assistive Technology

Course Outline

  1. Chapter 1: The VDARE Process: An Overview

  2. Chapter 2: Laws and Regulations

  3. Chapter 3: Utilization of Job Information

  4. Chapter 4: Functional Limitations/Decision Making Process

  5. Chapter 5: The Transferability of Skills

  6. Chapter 6: Job Analysis

  7. Chapter 7: Assistive Technology

  8. Chapter 8: Disability Management

Course Price
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Very interesting course. I enjoyed it!
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