Recapping the value of the VALPAR work samples
Presented by: Lyndsey Swart & Tanya Buys
CPD Points: 8
Venue: Centurion Golf Estate
Please, see our double course special: Job Demand Analysis & Recapping the value of the VALPAR work samples for R3700
In modern technology-driven times, does the Valpar Work Sample still have a place In occupational therapy practice? Join us on 9 March 2018 where we will explore the ongoing relevance, value and use of work samples such as the VCWS 9, VCWS 6, VCWS 201 and T/PAL. During this workshop Lyndsey Swart and Tanya Buys will not only guide you to refresh and sharpen your skills in administering, scoring and interpreting these versatile and timeless work samples, but will also show you how to optimize their use in various fields of adult assessment and rehabilitation.
A snippet on what you will learn:
- Understand the popular VALPAR tests relevant to the South African market.
- Go through each test, how to administrate them and how to score them
- Understand how to apply the test information
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Why I should do this:
- Gain a full understanding of recommended standards for testing patients and how they fit with criteria referenced work samples.
- VALPAR is market-related and can be committed immediately.
- Results are speedily available and widely accepted
- Tests can be combined with work samples
- Results are easy to relay to employers
- VALPAR testing knowledge will bolster efforts in the FCE market, Vocational rehab, medico-legal, Job demand analysis
Short Description of Lyndsey Swart
Lyndsey is an occupational therapist in the fields of occupational health and vocational rehabilitation. She is employed in the occupational health unit at Smit Thorius & Odendaal Inc., a large private practice of physio- and occupational therapists. She also holds a part-time appointment as lecturer at the University of Pretoria where she presents vocational rehabilitation and labour law, both at an undergraduate and a post-graduate level.
- OT (Wits) – 1985
- Masters in OT – (Free State University) – 1995
- Post Graduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation with distinction (UP) – 1998
- Certificate in Advanced Labour Law (UNISA) – 1999
- Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (UCT) – 2017.
Member of the drafting team for the Code of Good Practice on the Employment of People with Disabilities, which is appended to the Employment Equity Act.
Graduate member of Saiosh (South African Institute of Occupational Health and Safety).
Short Description of Tania Buys Lecturer
Department of Occupational Therapy University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Health profession: Occupational Therapist. Practice / Research area: Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Equity for people with disabilities, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Education, Research
Other information: Tania Buys is an occupational therapist and lectures in the field of vocational rehabilitation to under- and postgraduate students. She was instrumental in the implementation of the Post Graduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation which she continues to coordinate and extensively lectures in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Work Study modules. Tania supervises and co-supervises in the occupational therapy masters’ program. Her expertise is the implementation of South African employment equity legislation as it is related to people with disabilities, application of MODAPTS a predetermined work measurement technique and the assessment of clients with psychiatric limitations. She was invited as an international expert in the field of vocational rehabilitation to attend an ICF Consensus Conference in Switzerland in 2010 – the purpose of which was to establish the ICF Core sets for Vocational Rehabilitation. Tania has also co-authored a chapter entitled “Vocational rehabilitation in psychiatry and mental health” with Lyndsey Swart in Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health. 5thed. Editors Rosemary Crouch and Vivyan Alers. 2014: Wiley Blackwell; Chichester.
Tania has a BOccTher degree from the University of the Free State as well as a BOccTher(Hons) and a MOccTher degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Pretoria. She is currently registered for a PhD degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in the area of undergraduate vocational rehabilitation curriculum research.
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