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ERIC Number: ED237743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Pages: 161
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Service Delivery.
West Virginia Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Dunbar.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.
This volume consisting of state of the art reviews, suggestions and guidelines for practitioners, and program descriptions deals with the current and potential applications of computers in the delivery of services for vocational rehabilitation (VR). Discussed first are current applications of computer technology in rehabilitative service delivery. The next chapter focuses on the potential applications of electronic mail, computerized data banks, computer-based education, distributed data processing, and decision supportive systems in VR service delivery. Also provided are suggestions for developing counselor and client information systems. The next three chapters review available computer hardware and software as well as their potential use by VR staff, present organizational approaches to planning and introducing new technology into the VR service delivery system, and suggest factors to consider before increasing the degree of automation in an existing VR delivery system. Concluding the volume are a glossary and a bibliography. Appendixes to the guide include descriptions of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Automated Information System, the Occupational Information Systems, and the Oregon Issues Identification and Tracking System as well as papers dealing with computer graphics in vocational rehabilitation, uncomplicating software acquisitions, and computer acquisition and operation. (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Dunbar.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.
Identifiers: Electronic Mail
Note: Prepared by a Study Group of the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (8th, Chicago, IL, May 26-28, 1981).