Master of Arts in Vocational Rehabilitation based on education and experience. An innovative thinker that creates effective results in resolving complicated claim issues. Effective communicator to the medical, business, education, and legal community. Attention to detail ensuring concise and objective vocational recommendations. Ability to develop new programs within a limited timeline that produces results. A thirst for knowledge to continue education and training for vocational, psychological, medical, and legal practices. Subject matter expert on disability management and experience in expert testimony. Positive and proactive liason to the community. Provide consulting services to employers on development of proactive and progressive Return-To-Work programs ensuring costs remain low and workers return to work. Provide detailed and complete assessment of the employability and/or retraining capacity of individuals unable to return to work. Maintain knowledge and training of best practices in disability management, employment standards,education, and the worker compensation system. My objectives are to continue in the development of effective best practices to provide the best outcomes for individuals with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation within the worker compensation, education, and personal injury system.
Vocational assessment, development of Return-To-Work programs, complex claim resolution, and psychological factors involved in disability vocational rehabilitation planning. Knowledge of the worker compensation system. Development of On-The-Job training sites and formal training plans. Knowlegde in IDEA, ADA, and Section 504 guidelines to develop appropriate education plans. Vocational planning for persons with traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, and other cognitive impairments.