ERIC Number: ED026755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Vocational Guidance for the Deaf; A Classified Guide to the Basic Requirements for Occupations Open to the Profoundly Deaf.
Published in Britain for use by counselors and placement officials, the book offers a systematic attack on occupational placement problems of the prelingually deaf. The system is based on a vocational guidance profile, which is developed from intelligence and achievement test scores. The vocational guidance profile is explained, and occupational prospects for the deaf and general considerations for placement are treated. The classified list of occupations and its use in placement are described as follow: test scores from the profile are categorized into P (performance), I (written intelligence), N (written tests of numerical ability), L (written tests of language skills), O (tests of oral skills). Following each occupation listing is the code letter with the estimated standard score of the average worker in the occupation named; other notations indicate special physical or ability requirements and/or hazards of particular jobs, and possible financial or training demands. The classified list of occupations is recommended for use only in conjunction with individual vocational guidance profile scores and knowledge of local employment conditions. Profiles are provided as normative information in the areas of scientific, professional and office workers, skilled and unskilled, tradesmen, and unemployed. Listings are given of agencies and services for the deaf, mostly in Britain, and of 35 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counseling, Deafness, Employment, Exceptional Child Services, Hearing Impairments, Job Placement, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Occupational Tests, Out of School Youth, Rating Scales, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Rehabilitation
The Williams and Wilkins Company, 428 East Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 ($3.75).
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Identifiers: Great Britain