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ERIC Number: ED011729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 193
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Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FOR MENTALLY RETARDED PUPIL-CLIENTS. FINAL REPORT.
CRUMP, WILLIAM A.; AND OTHERS
THIS 5-YEAR DEMONSTRATION PROJECT PROVIDED ADOLESCENT EDUCABLE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED STUDENTS WITH A COMBINED PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND SERVICES AND OTHER SECONDARY LEVEL EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCES. STATE AND LOCAL VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WERE UTILIZED. STUDENTS WERE REFERRED FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AT AGE 14. A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION, HOME VISIT, VOCATIONAL APPRAISAL REPORT, AND A VOCATIONAL TRAINING PLAN WERE MADE FOR EACH STUDENT. STUDENTS AGED 14 TO 16 WERE TRAINED IN ON-CAMPUS JOBS. OLDER STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN A WORK STUDY PROGRAM AND WERE TRAINED AT JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY. THE NUMBER OF PUPIL CLIENTS INCREASED FROM 338 THE 1ST YEAR OF THE PROJECT TO 3,636 IN THE 5TH YEAR. SIMILARLY, THE NUMBER REHABILITATED ROSE FROM ONE TO 210. AVERAGE CASE COST PER REHABILITANT WAS $247. OF PEOPLE INVOLVED LOCALLY WHO RESPONDED TO A QUESTIONNAIRE, 80 PERCENT FELT THE COMBINED PROGRAM WAS EFFECTIVE. THE LENGTH OF TIME IN THE PROGRAM AS RELATED TO JOB PLACEMENT WAS SIGNIFICANT, BUT THE IQ SCORE WAS NOT A USEFUL PREDICTOR OF SUCCESS IN EMPLOYMENT. ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, THE WORK STUDY PROGRAM, AND THE USE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELORS WERE FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE. THIRTY RELATED STUDIES ARE REVIEWED. SAMPLE FORMS AND EVALUATIONS ARE INCLUDED. A 41-ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (MY)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Atlanta.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)