SVRI - Evaluation Services


 Helping individuals explore their vocational potential.

What is Vocational Evaluation?

Vocational evaluation is a process during which participants try out work tasks and participate in various tests to learn about their vocational strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Participants receive career counseling on realistic job goals and leave the evaluation with recommendations of the steps they should take to achieve these goals.

What to expect from a typical evaluation:

  • Two to five days of activity
  • Orientation session
  • Comprehensive interview used to gather background information from client
  • Interest, achievement, and aptitude testing
  • Involvement in simulated work tasks to assess work behavior and performance
  • Career exploration
  • Recommendations relating to vocational goals
  • Final meeting to discuss evaluation results
  • Final report detailing evaluation results
  • Individualized process specific to each participant's goals

Types of Evaluations: 

Individualized Evaluation (formerly Customized Evaluation)

SVRI offers Individualized Evaluation services to assist you in determining how you fit into the world-of-work given your skills, interests, and the local labor market.

Listed below are common services that have been utilized in the past to achieve valuable results; however, if you have unique needs, please contact us. SVRI Evaluators are available to assist you in designing the Individualized Evaluation service that will allow you to achieve your desired results.

  • Achievement, aptitude, and interest testing
  • Work skills assessment (utilizing work samples)
  • Community-based assessment
  • Transferable skills analysis
  • Work readiness assessment
  • Employment-based assessment
  • Post-secondary education navigation
  • Community living skills assessment
  • Pre-driving evaluation and training
  • Case management services
  • Plan development
  • Goal Validation
  • Skill set identification 
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Job shadows and/or Informational interviews
  • Discovery process
  • Job analysis
  • Employee retention
  • Expert testimony

Blended Evaluation (formerly Intensive Evaluation)

A blended evaluation integrates assistive technology into the vocational evaluation process. A vocational evaluator and an assistive technologist work "two-on-one" with the individual during the evaluation. The potential for technology to enhance a person's vocational options is determined through the assessment process. Specific recommendations and strategies for implementing these recommendations are presented in a formal staffing and in a written report.

What is a Community Living Assessment?

Community living assessments help participants and their families  determine the best living situation for a participant and independent  living areas to continue building skills in.  Recommendations address a  variety of issues that may include housing options, community resources, transition planning, and remedial skill development.

Additional Community Living Assessment information:

  • Assess activities of daily living, including:
    Cooking, Cleaning, Meal Planning, Shopping, Health/Safety, Budgeting, Transportation, and Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Activities are done within a fully functioning apartment lab setting
  • Assist with determining best living situation and areas to continue building skills
  • Vocational skill sets can be assessed as well, upon request 

What is Pre-Driving Evaluation and Training?

A driving simulator provides an opportunity for individuals to safely practice skills necessary for driving.  Many types of situations are available to allow individuals to apply their knowledge in a realistic, but simulated, environment.  This allows SVRI staff to evaluate a potential driver's strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations.  The driving simulator training can be individualized and ranges from basic to advanced.
Click here for more information on Pre-Driving Evaluation and Training

Additional Information:

Lodging

AmericInn
1915 Broadway Street North
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-4800

Econolodge
1815 Broadway Street North
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-9651

Country Inn & Suites
320 Oak Avenue
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-5664

Motel 6
2100 Stout Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-6901

Oaklawn Inn
423 East Technology Drive
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-6155

Quality Inn and Suites
1721 Plaza Drive NE
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-233-1500

Skoog's Parkside Supper Club & Motel
932 Broadway Street North
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-6124

Super 8 Motel
622 Broadway Street North
Menomonie,WI 54751
715-235-8889

 

Transportation

Town and Country Taxi
544 South Broadway Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-309-9619

Cruz-N-Taxi
P.O. Box 146
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-308-8694

Dunn County Transit Commission
403 Gabriel Court
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-235-7433

Abby Vans
W5621 Todd Road
Neillsville, WI 54456
1-800-236-8438

Meals

  • Meals available at Student Center when classes are in session
  • Fewer meal options directly on campus during summer months
  • Many restaurants within walking distance (2 - 3 blocks)
  • Delivery options

Personal and Nursing Care Assistance

SVRI
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-232-2513
*Please call for availability

CNA Professionals
E1602 1198th Avenue
Boyceville, WI 54725
715-643-4068

Aurora
Contact Person: Donna Ernst
406 Technology Drive East
Menomonie, WI 54751
dernst@auroraservices.com

Kara and Bill James
Private Home
Menomonie, WI 54751
608-498-9296
*Cares can include night-time supervision, meals, personal cares, transportation

How to Make a Referral

  • Contact Luanne Reckin for scheduling information, 715-232-2513, reckinl@uwstout.edu
  • Contact Evaluation Services Manager Casey Lubinsky with questions regarding referrals, 715-232-2115, lubinskyc@uwstout.edu
  • Provide basic information about participant when scheduling
  • Access referral form and e-mail it to Luanne Reckin, reckinl@uwstout.edu or call and provide this information
  • Contact Us

    Casey Lubinsky
    Evaluation Services Program Manager
    715 232-2115 (voice)
    715 232-1323 (fax)
    lubinskyc@uwstout.edu

    SVRI Contact Information

    101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
    221 10th Avenue East
    Menomonie, WI 54751
    (715) 232-2513
    toll free  (800) 228-5457
    email: svri@uwstout.edu

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    Staff Directory

    Wheelchair Clinic 

    October 14, 2014
    Call Tom Tozier (715) 232-4037 for additional information.
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    Pre-Driving Evaluation & Training  

    We are currently scheduling pre-driving assessments. Please call Erika Peterson at 715-232-1379 or email petersoneri@uwstout.edu to schedule an appointment.

    Online Training

    Apples to Androids: Using Cool New Technology to Create Consumer Buy-In
    October 30 - December 11, 2014

    Physical Disabilities

    January 8 - February 19, 2015

    CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
    January 8 - March 5, 2015

    May 14 - July 9, 2015