Vocationally oriented examinations often reveal the retained skills and achievement levels of the injured client. An accurate assessment of the client’s level of academic and vocational functioning is important in identifying transferable skills across many employment domains. Such an assessment can also provide clues to a client’s ability to stay on task, attention capabilities, and frustration tolerance, as well as the influence of pain and other medical impairments on his or her general level of functioning.


Pressing Questions:

  • Did the injury impact the client’s cognitive functioning?
  • What was the client’s academic achievement prior to injury?
  • Is English the client’s first language?
  • What is the client’s post-injury equivalent academic level?
  • Does the client have the capacity to be retrained?