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A Survey of Current Disability Management Practice: Emerging Trends and Implications for Certification


Abstract:
This article summarizes the results of a recent role and function study completed in 2004 to determine the prevailing domains of disability management practice. The study was also conducted to establish an empirical basis for a certification exam for disability management specialists consistent with evolving standards of practice. Based on the expert panel’s input, a survey instrument was developed and distributed to a stratified, random sample of 1,500 disability management specialists. The results supported the subject matter experts’ process of analysis and identification of three knowledge domains; a) disability case management, b) disability prevention and workplace intervention and c) program development, management, and evaluation. Survey results are provided as well as implications for disability management practice.

 

Citation:
Rosenthal, D.A., Hursh, N., Lui, J., Isom, R., & Sasson, J. (2007). A survey of current disability management practice: Emerging trends and implications for certification.  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 50(2), 76-86.