Professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation work in a variety of settings

Professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation work in a variety of settings

Professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation work in a variety of settings.  The core commonality of all settings for professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation is working with individuals with disabilities.  Research consistently indicates that medical and psychosocial aspects of disability is a core competency required by professionals working with individuals with disabilities (Chan, Leahy, Saunders, Tarvydas, Ferrin, & Lee, 2003; Ethridge, Rodgers, & Fabian, 2007; Leahy, Chan, & Saunders, 2003; Leahy, Muenzen, Saunders, & Strauser, 2009).  The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) identifies Medical, Functional, and Environmental Aspects of Disability as a major knowledge domain for rehabilitation counselors in training (CORE, 2012).

An often daunting task for vocational rehabilitation professionals is building their applied knowledge of the medical,

functional, and environmental aspects of disabilities with limited opportunities for actual exposure to the variety of health

conditions experienced by individuals with disabilities (Falvo, 2014).  A case-approach method encourages a deeper level

of learning and allows the learner to move from theory to application (Krieshok & Pelsma, 2002).  The following case

studies allow learners to identify issues, process data from an applied perspective, and increase their exposure to a variety of

health conditions.

Please prepare a response to case studies offered related to situation/scenarios faced by case managers and counselors.  Please utilize any other relevant textbooks (e.g. medical aspects),  and peer-reviewed journal articles to support your approach to managing the case presented, and justification of your responses.  Please cite the references used in the APA format. A minimum of 3 references are required. Please provide a APA formatted title page and reference page. The document will be a 3 page minimum report not counting title page and reference page.  Remember to use the APA format.

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