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Vocational Readiness Program

Vocational Readiness Program

Vocational Readiness Program

Individuals, who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), may have ongoing impairments that interfere with returning to work.

These may include:

  • Cognitive deficits – difficulty with attention, memory, and executive function skills
  • Communication deficits – difficulty speaking (e.g., word finding) or understanding language
  • Physical deficits – overall weakness/endurance, challenges with right or left arm or leg mobility, or impaired vision
  • Emotional or behavioral deficits – depression, anxiety, anger/aggression, or impulsivity

Post-Acute therapy helps to identify adaptations or accommodations they may need in order to return to their prior occupation; or help to identify that they may have difficulty performing their prior occupation safely, or in the same manner.

The Tejas Post-Acute Brain Injury Program (PABI) offers a Vocational Readiness Program to support individuals who want to return to the workforce after their TBI.

What is the Vocational Readiness Program?

The Vocational Readiness Program is a series of sessions that focus on career-readiness and potential return to the workforce. Sessions promote self-assessment given current abilities post injury, coping and compensatory strategies, understanding job rights and accommodations, updating a resume and acquiring practical skills and tools to use when searching for or returning to their place within the workforce.


  • Coping with Vocational Change
  • S.M.A.R.T Goals
  • Job Skills 101
  • Social Services: Support & Education
  • Building a Resume
  • Elevator Speech 101
  • Interviewing Skills

Sessions are taught by both our Speech-Language Pathologist and our Certified Vocational Specialist.

The Vocational Readiness Program can be adapted for individualized plans of care to address the most appropriate courses for each person.