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Clinical Practice Guideline Workshop for Vocational Evaluation Presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting

Since traumatic brain injury results in complex cognitive sequelae, clinicians often have difficulty implementing the available evidence.  Drs. Mary Stergiou-Kita and Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga conducted a workshop on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Inter-professional Clinical Practice Guideline for Vocational Evaluation.  Developed using both the research evidence and a panel of clinical and academic experts across a number of professional disciplines, the objective of the guideline is to make explicit the processes and factors relevant to vocational evaluation to assist evaluators in collaboratively determining if clients are able to work and making recommendations for work entry, re-entry or vocational planning.  Drs. Stergiou-Kita and Dillahunt-Aspillaga also discussed results from pilot studies completed at two study sites (Toronto and Florida), investigating vocational evaluation practices in relation to best practice recommendations.

For more about this workshop and its implications for vocational rehabilitation practice, contact Dr. Dillahunt-Aspillaga at cdillahuntas@usf.edu or Dr. Stergiou-Kita at mary.kita@utoronto.ca.