Supported Employment for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
|July 15 - August 12, 2013|
Individual rate: $125 per person
Group rate: $500 for 5 registrants
Early demonstration projects back in the late 1980's and 90's paved the way for using a supported employment approach for someone who has sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although the principles and values associated with the individual approach to supported employment remain consistent, there are some different considerations an employment specialist should take into account when serving a person with a TBI. This course will offer participants an overview of TBI and the supported employment literature suggestions on specific strategies to use to get to know the job seeker, look at possible workplace supports with an emphasis on compensatory memory strategies and some insight into ways to provide pro-active job retention services.
Technical Requirements: Your computer must have a sound card, speakers, Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and Flash Player (free software). You will be able to log on to the course at any time of the day and access the audio lectures. Each person MUST have an individual e-mail account, or we cannot accept your registration. If the individual does not already have an account, a free one can be set up through http://www.hotmail.com. We send updates on the course activities and feedback on course activities through e-mail contact. Participants must be able to receive and send messages in order to benefit from this online experience. We cannot correspond with participants through an e-mail address that is assigned to another person.
Cost: The fee is $125 per person in course tuition
Registration: Register online using a credit card over our secure server.
VCU-RRTC staff are available to provide technical assistance on how to use the Internet for distance education. If you have questions about the technology applications, please contact Andy Grizzard at (804) 827-1434. Content and other questions about course requirements should be directed to Pam Targett at 804-828-1640 or email@example.com.