ERIC Number: ED229704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Secondary School Psychological Services: Focus on Vocational Assessment Procedures for Handicapped Students. Proceedings of the Conference for School Psychologists on Vocational Education for Handicapped Students (Blacksburg, VA, May 5, 1982).
Hohenshil, Thomas H., Ed.; And Others
These conference proceedings deal with vocational assessment procedures which school psychologists can use with handicapped secondary school students, and the role that psychologists can play in this process. The keynote address proposes six basic premises for secondary school psychological services and describes basic vocational assessment models and goals. Special reports follow, describing vocational evaluation procedures for use with students experiencing a wide variety of handicapping conditions, including mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, hearing and vision impairments, and orthopedic impairments. Vocational assessment for handicapped black students is also discussed. Other topics include prevocational assessment for elementary, middle, and junior high school students, school psychology in community colleges, the United States Employment Service's aptitude testing batteries and handicapped students, vocational interest assessment procedures, measurement of adaptive behavior and social competence skills, and integrating vocational assessment data into school psychological evaluations. The proceedings also contain the text of an address by Dr. John Guidubaldi, President, National Association of School Psychologists, entitled "Advice for an Evolving Specialty in a Changing Society." The appendices discuss roles for school psychology in vocational education programs for handicapped students and contain the conference program, an annotated bibliography on vocational assessment for handicapped persons, and selected references on vocational/secondary school psychology. (JAC)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Conferences, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Evaluation Methods, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Psychological Services, School Psychologists, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see ED 215 245.