Vocational Services | Vocational Assessment


Services For Brain Injury (SBI) provides assessment services for people with all types of brain injuries to help accurately determine potential for employment and/or program/support needs.

The Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation examines a wide range of cognitive and work skills, with results and recommendations focused on the client’s strengths, as well as barriers to successful employment. If further evaluation of job readiness is deemed appropriate, the Situational Assessment provides practical application of the client’s work skills in a short-term external or simulated work environment.

The Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation battery is intended to help determine a client’s potential for employment and need for program/support services. Assessment areas include: orientation, attention, visual perception, language and communication, memory, executive functioning, psycho-social, academics, technology, activities of daily living, upper extremity and fine motor function, balance, endurance, and mobility, vocational interests and work sample studies. Methods of evaluation include past medical documentation review, self/caregiver report, self-rating questionnaires, standardized assessments, non-standardized assessments, and clinical observation.

COMPREHENSIVE VOCATIONAL EVALUATION

  • Evaluation to determine a client’s potential for employment and need for program/support services.
  • Assessment areas include: orientation, attention, visual perception, language and communication, memory, executive functioning, psycho-social, academics, technology, activities of daily living, upper extremity and fine motor function, balance, endurance, and mobility, vocational interests and work sample studies.

SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

  • Simulated Environment -- unpaid work skills and performance assessments for various work trials in a business-like setting. Designed for clients to experience the actual job duties associated with different work positions while assessors determine the client’s work readiness; if the identified skill-set is transferable to other occupational positions; and, how a client might perform functional activities in potential future employment positions.
  • External Environment -- paid work skills and performance assessments in a community setting designed to assess the work readiness of clients in various employment areas.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Cost effective
  • Specifically designed for brain injuries
  • Concise, user-friendly reports
  • Timely completion of reports
  • Provides accurate picture of client’s capabilities
  • Identifies barriers to employment

PLEASE CONTACT KAREN STRASILLA, SBI OPERATIONS OFFICER,

AT 408-715-2205 OR E-MAIL KStrasilla@SBIcares.org.

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