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FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation)
- -Objective assessment of an individual's ability to perform work-related activity
- -Determines ability status, not doing work for a specific job (not real skills of job)
- -numerical score
- -WHO: injured worker
Vocational Evaluations/Work Evaluations
- -Assessment of work habits, behavior, physical, cognitive, psychosocial skills in relation to the client's interests, motivation, age & educational level to determine a reasonable occupation for the client to pursue.
- -General skills
- -Use real or simulated tasks that are related to the actual skills needed for a job
- WHO: injured worker
JDA/JSA (Job Demand Analysis/Job Site Analysis)
- -Looks specifically at what job requires, what are the physical demands
- -Do a task analysis (observations, interviews)
- -Client does not come with you
- WHO: injured worker or candidate for employment
- Replicating the physical demands of the job through physical conditioning alone (strength, aerobic, flexibility, coordination, endurance)
- -usually only work with 1 professional (PT)
- Formal multidisciplinary program for rehabilitating an injured worked
- -individualized goals
- -Work with many professionals (PT, OT, ST)
- -Trying to get better at specific tasks that the job requires, use real equipment that the client will need to use
- On-the-job assessment to determine whether an individual can return to work after onset of a disability or whether a person can benefit from reasonable accommodations to maintain employment
- Job Analysis: Task demands, Environment, Reasonable Accommodations, Client present!
- Assessing a person's ability to meet certain physical requirements before they are hired for a job
- -injury prevention and management strategy!
- WHO: able bodied or injured
Transition service from school to work
- -Transition-related: eval (how much support is needed, observation, interview, activity analysis, future vision)
- -Service Planning: equipment needed, supportive employment)
- -Service Implementation: collaborate with support persons in all environments/domains
Work Readiness Program
- Program designed to help individuals who desire to work identify vocational options that match their interests, skills & abilities
- -Exploring new jobs after an injury because the injured person can not return to their previous line of employment
- -Prepares client for work, but does not provide (find them) them a job
Human performance and well-being in relation to one's job, equipment, tools & environment.
- Primary: protect healthy workers (no problems yet), entire workforce.
- Secondary: Specific asymptomatic workers who are at high risk & workers with mild symptoms that are still reversible
- Tertiary: workers who have suffered nonreversible injuries, goal is to restore maximum function and prevent injury-related complications.
Joe (20) mild intellectual disability, just finished high school special ed, wants to enter the work force
Transitional Sevices,Vocational Evaluation, Pre-employment Testing
- Transitional Sevices
- Vocational Evaluation
- Pre-employment Testing
Mary, 46, works in a meat factory, slipped & fell, had a laminectomy, wants to return for financial reasons.
-FCE, Work Conditioning, JDA/JSA, Work Hardening
- 1. Work Conditioning or JDA/JSA
- 2. Work Hardening
- 3. FCE
- If she returns to work with or without modification...
- 1. Worksite Evaluation
- 2. Ergonomic Evaluation
- If she is unable to return to work due to limitations
- 1. Work Readiness