ERIC Number: ED186631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Evaluation of Severely Disabled Deaf Clients.
Research and practice in deafness rehabilitation show that evaluation services for severely disabled deaf clients can best be provided within a "total adjustment environment" which incorporates a number of special program considerations associated with the evaluation of deaf clients. Four of these considerations are (1) a rehabilitation evaluation workshop as the appropriate setting, (2) communication skills of the evaluator, (3) knowledge of deafness on the part of the evaluator, and (4) integration of adjustment services into the vocational evaluation process. A modification of Nadolsky's model of vocational evaluation is recommended which makes more explicit a communication base and social and work adjustment services. The model conceptualizes vocational assessment as a continuous process leading to employment or improved adjustment. Visual presentation of the model is a pyramid moving upward toward narrowing of vocational choice. Steps from bottom to top are biographical data, evaluation interview, psychological tests, occupational information and exploration, work samples, situational or workshop tasks, informal staff conference, job tryout, formal staff conference, and vocational counseling. (JT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vocational Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention (New York, NY, September 3, 1979). Some paragraphs in this document may not reproduce well due to broken type.