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State of the Science on Vocational Rehabilitation: An Evidence Base for Practice and Research

Session outline

Physical and rehabilitation conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, long-COVID and cancer, require a specialized focus on re-engagement in work and working following clinical rehabilitation. The focus of this symposium is on strategies and resources for developing and implementing a vocational rehabilitation clinical service. Practical ideas for taking into account unique client issues (including executive function, grief and depression, and language and communication impairments) will be discussed.

This symposium will highlight strategies to assess and manage work-related issues in a range of clinical populations. The internationally-recognised speakers have experience in clinical delivery of vocational rehabilitation elements that enhance work skills and quality of life. Evidence presentations along with interactive audience Q&A will be used to illustrate the complexity of clinical assessment, decision-making and rehabilitation. An emphasis will be placed on information that can be applied in clinical practice, including recent advances.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. describe the extent of current knowledge regarding utilization, organization, and outcomes of vocational rehabilitation for adults with neurological diagnoses.
  2. identify critical issues related to setting, delivery, and effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services for adults with neurological diagnoses.

This workshop will foster the exchange of ideas among researchers, policy-makers, funders, clinicians and advocacy groups.

Target audience

  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff

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