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Pre-Vocational Goals | Special Education & IEP Advisor
WWRC accepts applications of any individual with a disability whose needs are compatible with the structure, staff, and other WWRC resources. Primary consideration is given to ’ clients pursuing vocational goals. To make a non-DRS referral contact the Admissions Department.
Developing Vocational Goals As Part of the Individual Service Plan
Typically, a vocational rehabilitation client will be referred to diagnostic services such as general and specialty medical examinations, psychological evaluation, and vocational evaluation. The purpose of these diagnostic examinations is to determine functional limitations related to disability; to identify psychosocial, educational, and economic factors that might interact with disabilities to impede ability to work and live independently; to identify the strengths of the client; to develop appropriate vocational goals; and to identify services needed to achieve the client's immediate objectives and long-term vocational rehabilitation goals. Referral is often done when further information is required before a profession is able to derive a vocational rehabilitation planning that is suitable for the individual client. Common referral for further evaluation includes but is not limited to neuropsychological testing, independent psychiatric evaluation, functional capacity evaluation, loss of earning capacity evaluation.
Since much personal and work-related information needs to be gathered in order to set specific vocational goals and to provide the appropriate intervention, vocational evaluation is an important and continuous process that are done throughout the whole vocational rehabilitation process. While some of the methods and processes described are labeled as "assessment", often such methods are used as part of the information feeding process for the rehabilitation professions for interventions ( recommendations to improve work environments, counseling individuals with disabilities in choosing and adjusting to a job). Because of different levels of severity disabilities, a variety of assessment methods and processes are employed in order to capture a holistic level of information pertaining to the individual being served.Clinical and vocational activities are integrated within the clinical program. Vocational goals and plans for reaching them are part of the client’s individual treatment plan. Clinical activities, with their stress on accountability, encourage the responsible behavior and perseverance which lead to the successful completion of jobs and other life goals.