9:25–10:30 a.m.

Measuring Functional Capacity of Persons with Disabilities in Light of Emerging Demands in the Workplace

(Commentary and discussion will follow)

Paper Presented By:

Edward Yelin


Janet Norwood

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break


10:45–12:30 p.m.

Linking Components of Functional Capacity Domains (Cognitive, Psychosocial, Motor and Sensory/Perceptual) with Work Requirements

  • What are the specific components of the functional capacity domains?

  • How are the specific components linked to demands of work?

  • Is it possible to develop a baseline of work requirements? Can O*NET be used or adapted to meet SSA’s need for an occupational classification system?

Discussion Leader:

Howard Goldman


Edwin Fleishman

Cille Kennedy

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Lunch in Refectory


1:30–3:30 p.m.

Desired Characteristics of Instruments to Measure Functional Capacity to Work

  • What are the strengths and limitations of self-reports, proxy reports, performance testing, and clinical observation?

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