ERIC Number: ED023855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Establishment of a Vocational Evaluation-Work Adjustment Unit. Final Report.
Springfield Goodwill Industries, Inc., MA.
A multi-phased demonstration and research project was established to assist with rehabilitation problems of severely disabled and handicapped persons. Services made available were: (1) evaluation of the individual's vocational potential, (2) work and personal adjustment programs, (3) training courses not available through traditional sources, (4) guidance in placement service, and (5) research in evaluation and testing procedures. General objectives were: (1) to search for and apply knowledge, methods, and techniques previously acquired, (2) to increase the number of employable handicapped, (3) to strengthen and increase community resources for vocational rehabilitation, and (4) to initiate programs of research within problem areas. Some results were: (1) development of a system of simulated work tasks for evaluation of an individual's vocational potential for rehabilitation, (2) establishment of counseling and guidance services resulting in a combined personal adjustment-work adjustment approach to help the client achieve an optimal adjustment to the world of work, (3) initiation of a program of on-the-job training with emphasis on the acquisition of skills in areas for which training was not readily available through traditional local sources, and (4) determination that a placement counselor is necessary for the rehabilitation program. (DM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Counseling, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Evaluation, Job Placement, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Pilot Projects, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Springfield Goodwill Industries, Inc., MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Springfield)