ERIC Number: ED224987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Assessment of the Visually Impaired.
This paper provides a summary of thoughts, resources, ideas, and a review of the state-of-the-art provisions of vocational assessment services for the visually impaired. The paper is organized in seven sections. The first section provides definitions of vocational assessment and the related terms of career assessment, educational/psychological assessment, functional living-skills assessment, and vocational evaluation. Section 2 offers some thoughts about the administration of vocational assessment services and proposes that such services should be a team effort. Entrance criteria for vocational assessment also are discussed. Section 3 defines the purposes and goals of vocational assessment, while the process of vocational assessment is outlined in section 4. Seven approaches to vocational assessment are summarized in section 5. These approaches include the trait approach, the VDARE process, the task approach, the present skills assessment, learning assessment, the teaching approach, and job modification. Section 6 offers guidelines for selecting and administering tests to visually handicapped persons, while the final section summarizes information on psychological tests, work samples, and informal and valuational assessment procedures. Additional sources of information and blank assessment forms also are contained in the report. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 1982). Best copy available.