Vocational Evaluation in Rehabilitation

David R. Strauser, Fong Chan, Ming-hung Wang, Ming-yi Wu, Maryam Rahimi

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This chapter identifies strategy that can be used in vocational evaluation and counseling to help individuals explore these constructs. Vocational evaluation has been part of the vocational rehabilitation process and has been viewed as an important service directed at enhancing the career development and employment of individuals with all types of disability. It is imperative for the vocational evaluation professional to have an integrated theoretical framework to guide the evaluation process and organize information regarding the traits and factors associated with work performance. Ecological vocational evaluation also recognizes the dynamic nature of the workforce and the workplace and advocates that strategies must continuously be adapted to environmental changes and as a result will require frequent reappraisal. Medical, psychological, social, vocational, educational, cultural, and economic information is incorporated into the vocational evaluation process to identify specific goals of the vocational evaluation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCareer Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation
EditorsDavid R. Strauser
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8261-9564-7
ISBN (Print)978-0-8261-9563-0
StatePublished - Sep 2013


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