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Abstract Details for Module 13: Medical Aspects of Disability

Understanding the medical aspects of a person’s disability is key to understanding the extent of the disability, the person’s residual abilities, the individual’s personal and professional needs, and how best to accommodate their needs. The vocational rehabilitation counselor must know how to communicate with medical providers, how to access additional medical information, how to make appropriate referrals for medical services, and how to read and utilize medical evaluations or reports.