SVRI - Training and Online Classes


Online Courses

SVRI and WorkSource Wisconsin provide face-to-face, online, and webinar training to rehabilitation professionals, employers, classes, and interested others. Staff members frequently present at conferences in their area of specialty.

Course Offerings
Click on the names of the courses below for more information.

CRC Exam Preparation Workshop

This workshop provides you a unique opportunity to prepare for the CRC exam and practice taking computerized tests similar to the CRC. The online learning format allows you to access material nearly anywhere and anytime Internet access is available.

We have found that many participants would like a longer duration of this course. We are now giving you access to this course for a full 6 months. A facilitator will be available for the first 8 weeks to answer questions and guide you thru the workshop.

With the recent creation of a CRC exam preparation course by CRC, we thought it would be helpful to clearly lay out the differences in the two courses, which you can see in the table below.

Feature

SVRI's Course

CRC's Course

Time Available

8 weeks from start date to first exam date.We make two units available per week to keep students on track with their studying.

48 hours

Content/Material to Study

Organized content for each domain including references and additional resources.

No material to study; just a test. Rationale for questions & recommended resources are provided.

Level of Interaction

Personalized facilitation of optional discussions and support provided by an experienced professional who has passed the exam.

Independent,
no personal contact, no human to ask questions of

Cost

Well, they have us here – ours is more at $200, but you get more for your money.

$39.99

Extras???

Information on study skills, since passing any exam is easier if you are a good test taker.

Course access for 6 months.

None

The workshop is offered before each CRC Exam.

2014/2015 Schedule:

  • Course starts August 7, 2014 for October 3 - 11, 2014 testing dates
  • Course starts January 8, 2015 for March 6 - 14, 2015 testing dates
  • Course starts May 14, 2015 for July 10 - 18, 2015 testing dates

Cost: $200.00

Course Syllabus

Continuing education credits are not provided for this workshop.

We recommend that your registration for the CRC exam is confirmed before registering for this workshop. SVRI is not affiliated with CRC and cannot provide you with assistance in applying.

Apples to Androids: Using Cool New Technology to Create Consumer Buy-In

New popular technology gadgets such as the iPad/iTouch/iPhone, Kindle, and Droid present endless possibilities to positively impact people’s lives. This course will provide an overview of each type of device and some of the applications most relevant to individuals with disabilities. You will learn how to use the “acceptability factor” of these devices to your advantage as you create excitement and interest in using mainstream devices such as these as assistive technology. Through real life scenarios, you’ll learn how this technology applies to the field of rehabilitation. The focus of the course is down-to-earth and readily applicable information.

Cost: $200.00

Continuing Education Hours:

  • This asynchronous course will take approximately 8 hours to complete and is worth 8 CRC hours and .8 CEUs.

Course Syllabus

Physical Disabilities

This course will provide an overview of the most common physical disabilities of people served in vocational rehabilitation and special education

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Sensory Disabilities
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Chronic Pain
  • Amputation
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Each disability overview includes a definition, terminology, functional limitations, and vocational/educational considerations. Written material is supplemented with online videos for further clarification.

You will have opportunities to show what you learned through written discussions, case studies, research into resources, and brief quizzes before and after each unit.

Who should take this course?

This course is appropriate for people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

  • People with extensive experience with physical disabilities can gain a review of the basics, participate in extended learning opportunities, and share their experience with the group.
  • People with little experience with physical disabilities can gain basic information that is focused on the necessities, explore resources to rely on later, and learn about others’ experiences.
  • Occupations of typical participants: Vocational rehabilitation counselors, special educators, paraprofessionals, mainstream educators, job coaches, placement specialists, vocational evaluators, disability service advisors

Cost: $200.00

Course Syllabus

Continuing Education Hours:

  • This course will take approximately 8 hours to complete and is worth 8 CRC hours and .8 CEUs.

Psychiatric Disabilities

Did you know that mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada for those age 15-44? (NIMH). This course provides an overview of the major types of psychiatric disabilities with a down-to-earth focus on what professionals need to know to provide effective services. Disabilities covered include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, addictions, and dual diagnoses. In addition, a final unit focuses on vocational and cultural aspects of psychiatric disabilities.

Cost: $200.00

Continuing Education Hours
  • This course will take approximately 8 hours to complete and is worth 8 CRC hours and .8 CEUs.

Rehabilitation Ethics

The emphasis of this online course is on real ethical dilemmas provided by people working in the field of vocational rehabilitation. Participants share an ethical dilemma and work through it using the relevant content provided in the course and the assistance of other participants. This approach allows participants to learn about other dilemmas faced in the profession and share their experience to help others. Participants also will explore their own values and perceptions of ethics to determine how that affects their ethical behavior.

Units:

  • Basics of ethics and ethical principles
  • Focus on the CRC Code of Professional Ethics
  • Ethical decision making models
  • A discussion of "microaggressions" to promote more culturally sensitive ethical behaviors

Participants will work through these three content areas which will be provided in writing or in interactive Flash tutorials. Discussion activities are all written. Most of the time spent on the course will involve writing responses to discussion activities and reading/responding to others' messages.

The overall objective for this training is to increase sensitivity to ethical problems that are work related and to enhance the practitioners' ethical reasoning ability. Thus the content of this course will focus primarily on ethical awareness and ethical reasoning.

Course Syllabus

To accommodate as many people as possible, we offer two options:

  • 5 hour option: This is for individuals who already have some ethics credits completed and only need a few more -$125.00
  • 10 hour option: This is for individuals who want to complete all of their ethics credits at once. This course fulfills CRC's entire ethics requirement - $250.00

Our Online Courses
while still being accessible to individuals with disabilities,  frequently include video, audio, and interactive tutorials to avoid flat written content as the basis for the course and engage learners on a different level. Asynchronous written discussions facilitated by qualified professionals provide opportunities for practitioners to share their valuable work experiences with each other.  Activities are relevant to practitioners wanting to advance their skills. Course activities are asynchronous, meaning that they can be completed 24/7 as long as they are submitted by assignment due dates established in each course.  Participation in discussions is required and it is recommended that participants login at least twice a week to monitor the discussion.

Our staff is able to provide assistance to people new to online courses to ensure a good experience with the technology.   If you are new to online learning, please visit our Is Online Learning For Me? page to learn more about what to expect.

What are the online courses like?

These courses are developed specifically for working professionals and focus on direct applications for your work. Courses are asynchronous, which means there are no specific times to log-in; you can work on the course when it's convenient for you. They include hands-on learning activities and case studies to promote learning. You will have opportunities to interact with other training participants through written discussions and a course facilitator is available to provide feedback and assistance. Content is often provided in various modalities such as videos and interactive Flash tutorials to appeal to different learning styles. All courses other than the CRC Exam Preparation Workshop are pre-approved by CRC and CEUs through UW-Stout.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payments

A full refund will be given up to one week after the start of a workshop; after that, no refunds given.
Failure to pay the full workshop fee within 14 days from the start date, we will suspend access to the workshop until payment in full is received.
SVRI will issue a certificate of completion ONLY for those participants who fulfill the expectations of the course. Participants who fail to fulfill the expectations of the course will not receive certificate of completion.
ALL course payments are non-transferrable, and refundable only according to our cancellation policy.

 

Accessibility/Accommodations

Our online courses are developed with accessibility in mind and we regularly have participants with disabilities. All audio content is also provided in writing and our course management system, Desire to Learn, can be used with screen readers such as JAWS. 

Please send inquires to svri_training@uwstout.edu with accessibility concerns.


WorkSource Wisconsin Training

This program is designed to provide individuals working in human resource management, employee supervision, and employee assistance services an opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills towards the effective recruitment, hiring, and retention of workers with disabilities.
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Jennifer Gundlach Klatt
Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
University of Wisconsin-Stout
221 10th Avenue East, RM 101
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-232-2236 (voice)
715-232-5008 (fax)
svri_training@uwstout.edu

Courses Open for Registration:

Rehabilitation Ethics

August 28 - October 2, 2014

Apples To Androids: Using Cool New Technology to Create Consumer Buy-In

October 30 - December 11, 2014

CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
January 8 - March 6, 2015
May 14 - July 9, 2015


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