The West Virginia Division Of Rehabilitation Services

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I have worked for the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (WVDRS) for over three years as a Rehabilitation Service Associate. During that time I have been given the opportunity to work with the clients that we serve on a regular basis. However, the practicum experience provided me with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the rehabilitation process and what it means to work as a team with individuals to achieve goals. The practicum experience also gave me insight on the processes involved in providing individuals information and assistance in finding solutions to help overcome or work through challenges encountered on a daily basis. During my practicum I provided coverage for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing territory in our district. This is a specialty territory within our agency and one that I had not had much experience with. Most of the work that I have done with our agency has been with general field and transition territory. Working with the specialty territory gave me a new perspective of the challenges that individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing encounter daily in employment and community interactions. During my practicum I made contact with individuals interested in applying for services with WVDRS and scheduled appointment to complete intake/application. I first observed intake/application procedures and then began completing intakes/applications on my own. During the application process I had the opportunity to establish a

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