Good job performance requires diverse abilities that involve cognitive skills to learn new tasks, attention, memory, and executive function. When supporting a person in the workplace who may struggle with job tasks that may be typical for the workplace, environmental modifications or behavioral strategies can be designed that essentially bypass a persistent impairment or problem area. Designing and applying a compensatory tool or technique will often change the prospect for a person to be the perfect employee in a workplace, where otherwise, they may have not been considered.
Over the two sessions, Norine outlines the basic criteria for consideration of compensatory strategies and review a variety of techniques that may be effective in given situations. Participants are asked to put their thinking caps on as they review the information and provide input, based on their own experiences, of what works and doesn’t work to support persons with disabilities in the workplace!
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to
- Describe the use of compensatory strategies in the workplace.
- Identify multiple strategies to use when supporting a person using a person-centered approach.
- Evaluate when a strategy for effectiveness and modification.
Presenter: Norine Jaloway Gill
Norine Jaloway Gill, MSSW, works as a Trainer for UNTWISE, assisting in facilitating the online courses for employment credentials for Texas’ employment service providers. She is actively involved in promoting quality employment services for persons with disabilities since her first supported employment placement in 1989. She routinely provides technical assistance in person-centered planning, self-determination and advocacy. She serves received a HHSC Commissioner appointment to the Texas Employment First Task Force and serves on the Texas APSE board. She advocates through the Arc of the Gulf Coast and Gulf Coast Self Advocates. Through the HCS Medicaid -Consumer Directed Services, she assists both her brother Ed and friend Ricky to achieve and sustain meaningful lives in the community, including where they live, work, and socialize.
Payment: Purchase Order or payment by check or credit card must be received 7 days prior to start date. If you have any problems when trying to pay for the course, contact UNTWISE at (940) 565-4000 for further assistance.
Registration Deadline: Registration will be closed 7 days prior to training commencement.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to training to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of training. Please fax cancellation to (940) 565-3960 or email UNTWISE@unt.edu.