Rehabilitation Services

Here are some of the rehabilitation services we offer to our clients.

Case Management

A collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s comprehensive health needs.

Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation

An individualized, timely, and systematic process by which a person seeking employment in collaboration with a vocational specialist, learns to identify viable vocational options and develop employment goals and objectives. Final report includes:

  • A comprehensive overview of the participant’s background information including disability, medical, psychosocial, living, and vocational and educational history.
  • Results and interpretation of interest, aptitude and achievement assessments.
  • Vocational appraisal of the participant including vocational strengths and limitations on work performance and work behaviors throughout evaluation
  • Results from career exploration activities
  • Recommended employment and/or educational goal(s)
  • Analysis of prior work and/or volunteer experience and transferable skills
  • Prescriptive and realistic recommendations for objectives, services, and on-the-job accommodations to attain identified goal
  • A summary of the staffing conducted with the participant, referral source, and approved third parties such as family members, including participant comments.

Forensic Expert Testimony

Dr. Mathew Sprong has provided expert testimony in over 2000 administrative law hearings, has testified in short-term/long-term disability hearings, and has provided expert testimony in life-care planning and work-related cases. He is prepared to provide forensic expert testimony in depositions and trials if the case does not settle beforehand.

Job Analysis

A Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant will review a job description and essential functions of a specific job, video record the job being performed, and interview the employer and employees to establish any potential inconsistencies between how the job is actually performed and how it was supposed to be performed.

Job Placement

The process of assisting individuals in locating, attaining, and maintaining employment compatible with the individual’s skills, abilities, and interests. A Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant will perform job development services to identify job opportunities in the local labor market, assess work readiness and assist with career exploration, career counseling, and identifying and requesting reasonable accommodations if necessary.

Job Seeking Skills Instruction

Assistance will be provided to the job seeker related to locating employment compatible with the individual’s skills, abilities, and interests; résumé and cover letter development; completing an application or interview; addressing potential barriers such as breaks in employment history, criminal convictions, and need for reasonable accommodations.

Life-Care Planning

A Life Care Plan (LCP) is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research, which provides an organized concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.

The life-care planning expert will review medical records and supporting documentation, conduct a comprehensive interview, consult with appropriate therapeutic team members, prepare preliminary life-care plan opinions, research associated costs and sources, and finalize the report by confirming projects with the client and family, and treatment team members. Included in the final report is an itemized description of the services, the duration of the services (begin/end), how frequently the services will be required (e.g., weekly, monthly), the purpose of the service, and the associated costs per unit and per year.

Social Security Vocational Evaluations

A Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant is used at Administrative Law Hearings by the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to provide impartial expert opinion evidence regarding a hypothetical consumer’s ability to perform a claimant’s previous work experience and other work in the national economy. This testimony is used by Administrative Law Judges in making a decision about disability. The staff at CRS can assist claimant representatives by classifying previous work and conducting transferable skill analyses. The guidance of a vocational rehabilitation professional can provide value at step 4 and 5 when preparing a social security disability case.

Supported Employment

A unique employment service for individuals with the most significant disabilities who require ongoing support services to succeed in competitive employment. Services include job coaching, maintaining support services to the worker for present and future employment needs, and advocacy with employers.