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ERIC Number: ED016102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 190
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Reference Count: 0
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A PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT AND PRE-VOCATIONAL CENTER FOR NON-FEASIBLE DEAF ADULTS AND RESEARCH TO DISCOVER AND ESTABLISH--(1) THE EXTENT TO WHICH VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CAN BE ACHIEVED, (2) THE TIME REQUIRED, AND (3) THE COST. FINAL PROJECT REPORT.
RETHERFORD, ROBERT M.
DEAF MEN WHOSE HANDICAPS WERE BEYOND THE SCOPE OF AVAILABLE STATE SERVICES WERE ENROLLED IN A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP READINESS FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION. THE 33 TRAINEES WERE GIVEN INSTRUCTION IN COMMUNICATION, READING, SOCIAL STUDIES, ARITHMETIC, SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT, OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING, DRIVER EDUCATION, AND PREEMPLOYMENT TRAINING. TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM TEACHING TECHNIQUES WERE USED. THE SMALL SIZE OF THE TRAINEE SAMPLE, THE INADEQUACY OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEAF CLIENTS, AND THE LACK OF RELEVANT NORMATIVE DATA SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOLLOWING FINDINGS--(1) THE MAJORITY OF TRAINEES OBTAINED SOME TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, (2) EVIDENTLY MOST OF THE MEN REACHED A LEARNING PLATEAU IN THE SIXTH AND EIGHTH MONTHS OF TRAINING, (3) ALTHOUGH ACADEMIC SKILL IMPROVED LITTLE, THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT EXPOSURE TO FORMAL INSTRUCTION BROADENED COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND MADE POSSIBLE MORE CONTACT WITH OTHER TRAINEES AS WELL AS WITH OTHER DEAF OUTSIDE, AND (4) THE 33 MEN SPENT AN AVERAGE OF 368.2 DAYS IN TRAINING AT AN AVERAGE COST OF APPROXIMATELY $10,250 PER MAN PER YEAR. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT FUTURE RESEARCH FOCUS ON TWO DISTINCT BUT HIGHLY RELATED AREAS OF DEFICIENCY IN THE UNDERPRIVILEGED DEAF, LITERACY AND COMMUNICATIVE ABILITY, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT. TRAINEE SELECTION AND EVALUATION METHODS, PROGRAM FACILITIES AND CONTENT, PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES, AND TABLES OF TRAINEE INFORMATION ARE INCLUDED. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Association for Better Hearing, East Lansing.
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