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ERIC Number: ED015608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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WORK EXPERIENCE CENTER, HABILITATION OF THE RETARDED. FINAL REPORT.
BITTER, JAMES A.; O'NEIL, LAWRENCE P.
THIS IS THE FINAL REPORT OF A 3-YEAR PROJECT CARRIED OUT COOPERATIVELY BY THE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY, THE MISSOURI STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, AND THE ST. LOUIS JEWISH EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL SERVICE. A WORK EXPERIENCE CENTER WAS ESTABLISHED TO SERVE CLIENTS BETWEEN 16 AND 21 YEARS WITH IQ'S PRIMARILY FROM 40-65. RETARDED ADOLESCENTS PARTICIPATED HALF DAYS IN A WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM THE FIRST YEAR. AN ALTERNATE WEEK SCHEDULE WAS SUBSTITUTED DURING THE LAST 2 YEARS. STUDENT PARTICIPATION INCLUDED 4 WEEKS OF EVALUATION AND 36 WEEKS OF ADJUSTMENT TRAINING. OF 132 REFERRALS, 86 TRAINEES HAD COMPLETED THE PROGRAM, 23 CONTINUED IN THE PROGRAM, AND 23 HAD BEEN RETURNED TO SCHOOL FULL-TIME PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF IMMATURITY. THE CURRENT PROGRAM INCLUDES GENERAL VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT AND SPECIFIC JOB PREPARATION AND IS ORGANIZED INTO FIVE PHASES (RANGING FROM GENERAL EVALUATION AND VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AND FOLLOWUP) THROUGH WHICH CLIENTS PROCEED AT THEIR OWN RATE. THIRTEEN IMPLICATIONS WHICH THE PROJECT STAFF DEEMED NOTEWORTHY ARE DISCUSSED. THE REPORT CONCLUDES WITH A 34-ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY AND APPENDIXES OF TABLES DESCRIBING CLIENTS, THE JOB TRAINING SITES, AND CURRENT JOBS OF FORMER CLIENTS. (DF)
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Authoring Institution: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: MISSOURI; Missouri (Saint Louis County)