Welcome to MTBM Global Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc. Our mission is to nationally advocate for individuals with disabilities and globally enhance their overall quality of life.
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Labor Market Research
Ticket to Work Employment Network
An employment network may be a single organization that provides all of the services you need, or it can be a group of providers. The employment network you choose also may work with others who are not part of the employment network to provide the services you need.
Transferable Skills Analysis
The TSA process is usually used in situations in which the worker has skills that can be transferred to another position that result in a relatively quicker job placement and the return to self-sufficiency for the worker, as compared to a job placement that bears a minimal relationship to existing skills of the worker.
Thus, vocational experts serve as a link between medical experts and economic experts. It is not necessary to utilize a vocational expert, but where plaintiff’s earning capacity is in doubt, as for example in the case of an injury to a minor child or an unemployed adult, the testimony of a vocational expert can significantly bolster plaintiff’s claims as to lost earnings.
Vocational evaluation, on the other hand, is a specific process that involves the appraisal of a person's work related characteristics important
for education and training to obtain and maintain employment. It includes a comprehensive review of specific work characteristics, including but not limited to occupational interests, specific job skills, worker traits, general intelligence, temperaments,
physical capacities, strength, range of motion, and other work-related functions and aptitudes (Chan et al., 1997).
Pertaining to the specificity of vocation evaluation, there are different domains that are imperative in understanding the more global picture of vocational success for individuals with disabilities. Such domains include: personal factors such as personality, interests, intelligence, cognitive capacities, educational achievement, personal adjustment, social adjustment, interpersonal skills, and work-related factors such as work experience, vocational adjustment, vocational aptitudes, and work behaviors.
Additionally, situational factors also play an important role in vocational rehabilitation needs and employment outcomes. Such factors include medical, psychiatric, psychological, cultural, social, recreational, vocational, educational and environmental needs.
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Vocational Expert Witness
Vocational experts identify what the person could have earned prior to the incident, compared to what they are likely to earn following the incident. Economic experts calculate the value of those earnings over time, so the difference, if any, between the two income streams is clearly understood. Those who act as vocational/economic experts blend the two disciplines, and offer testimony in both arenas.
A vocational "expert" is designated by an attorney as an expert who testifies in court, whereas a vocational "consultant" does not testify.
Qualifications to testify in court as an expert in the field of vocational rehabilitation are fairly strict and related to State certification and licensure. Typically, a graduate degree in counseling or psychology plus certification/licensure will suffice. Ultimately, the Rules of Evidence in the jurisdiction preciding over the civil case prevail. Most Rules of Evidence relating to the qualifications of an expert witness are based on the Federal Rules of Evidence; Rule 702, which states:
If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise.
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- Labor Market Research
- Social Security Claimant Representation
- Ticket to Work Employment Network
- Transferable Skills Analysis
- Vocational Expert Witness
- Vocational Evaluation
- Vocational Rehabilitation Consultation