ERIC Number: ED185248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
A Project to Vocationally Rehabilitate Persons with Poorly Controlled Epileptic Seizures.
Phelps, William R.
This three-year pilot program provided an opportunity to work intensively with a small group of severe epileptic clients in a comprehensive rehabilitation center setting. The goals of the program were not only to evaluate intensively and attempt to maximize the individual client's potential for working and living in society through the provision of multi-disciplinary services, but also to examine closely the system for providing vocational rehabilitation services in order to determine if the needs of these people might be better served. Through intensive multi-disciplinary evaluation, it was determined that most clients were less handicapped by the occurrence of seizure activity than they were by deficits in the areas of learning, communication, perception, dexterity, interpersonal skills, and, most of all, behavior. Major accomplishments were the documentation of the multiple problems which handicap these people, the development of a method of evaluating these problems through intensive inter-disciplinary programing, the demonstration of the merit of various intervention methods upon behavioral problems, and the formulation of a model in which a comprehensive vocational rehabilitation facility can expand its services. (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Identifiers: Rehabilitation Act 1973; West Virginia
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