Rehabilitation Counselors

An individual trained and educated in a systematic process of assisting persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals assessment and appraisal, diagnosis and treatment planning, career (vocational) counseling, individual and group counseling interventions for adjustments to the medical and psychosocial impact of disability, case management, program evaluation and research, job analysis and placement counseling, and consultation on rehabilitation resources and technology. Certification generally requires a Master's degree with specialized courses in rehabilitation processes and technology. *

Specialization: Orientation and Mobility Training Provider

Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialists teach children and adults who have visual impairments the specific orientation skills used to find one's way in the environment and the mobility skills needed to travel safely and efficiently at home, school, work, and in the community. Instruction is usually provided one-on-one and can include skills such as how to use a long cane, the operation of low vision devices and electronic travel aids when appropriate, how to orient oneself to new environments, navigate public transportation systems, how to cross streets safely, and traveling by using hearing, remaining vision, and other senses. In addition, O&M Specialists help children to develop fundamental skills such as fine and gross motor skills, concept development and problem solving skills. Adult clients can also benefit from an O&M specialist evaluating their current use of travel-related skills, discussing their future goals, and helping them select a program of instruction that will allow them to reach their greatest travel potential. **

Anthony Balcerzak OWNER
Ms. Carolyn Cain COMS
Dr. Kay Clarke PHD
Miss Jennifer Cruise MS, COMS
Stephanie Freudenheim COMS
Nicole Gathers RRT
Mrs. Danielle Gilbert
Amanda Gordon
Mrs. Jennifer Jeffcoat COMS
Mr. John Kelly MSED, CAS
Jody Mackay
Mr. Ryan Mcnerney COMS
Lindsay Orcutt
Celecia Phillips MOTR/L, COMS, CVRT
Mr. David Rouby COMS
Melinda Schott COMS
Mrs. Doreen Seymour
Kristin Shumann MSED
Ms. Brenda Tri CRT,EI
Mrs. Priscilla Villabroza RN
Shari Wagschal

* Source: San Francisco State University Orientation and Mobility Program web site [7/1/2006: new]

** Source: San Francisco State University Orientation and Mobility Program web site [7/1/2006: new]