Vocational Testing, Why Is It Important?

Vocational testing is a tool used during a vocational rehabilitation assessment. At Stokes & Associates, vocational testing instruments are carefully selected based on the needs of the case assignment and therefore, testing may or may not be necessary. Vocational testing is used to obtain objective information to solidify the vocational expert’s opinion regarding an individual’s rehabilitation potential, employability, and expected earnings post-injury.

At Stokes & Associates, we routinely administer brief intelligence testing, achievement testing, interest inventories and other vocational inventories to develop a granular understanding of the evaluee’s current capabilities.

Brief intelligence objectively measures an individual’s intelligence or ability to learn. Results assist in determining one’s ability to retrain for alternative work post-injury. Findings can also help determine if an individual is a candidate to succeed in further education which may assist in exploring new occupations.

Achievement testing measures an individual’s developed skill or knowledge in a particular area such as reading and math. This is important when determining one’s ability to perform a job that requires a certain level of skill or knowledge.

Vocational interest inventories are useful tools in assessing or exploring an individual’s interest in alternative occupations. Vocational inventories can also be useful to assess and explore an individual’s knowledge about searching for a job, what motivates them to work, as well as their knowledge and understanding of the transferable skills they possess.

We offer complimentary consultations concerning "hypothetical matters" To strategize with one of our vocational experts at Stokes & Associates, please call David Barrett at 504-454-5009 or email dbarrett@stokes-associates.com.

Larry S. Stokes, Ph.D.
Aaron Wolfson, Ph.D.
Todd Capielano, M.Ed., LRC, CRC, LPC, CLCP