ERIC Number: ED027653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Specialized Placement of Quadriplegics and Other Severely Disabled. Final Report.
Rusk, Howard A.; And Others
To help quadriplegics and other severely disabled achieve vocational placement and confront the catastrophic impact of quadriplegia on bodily function (as detailed in the report), a rehabilitation team provided medical, various special, and vocational rehabilitation services. The 100 clients (59% men, 79% less than 45 years and 62% between 20 and 39) were evaluated for physical capacities and job-task performance. Of the 100, 62 received and completed intensive training services, including vocational adjustment training, psychosocial services, and group counseling. Various job placement and promotion techniques were utilized. Of these 62, 25 were quadriplegics, 23 of whom were placed in gainful employment. Of the remaining 37 who had various degrees of severe disability, 30 were placed. Also part of the project was a mail survey made to determine the current employment experience of the quadriplegic. Of 355 persons contacted, 177 responded, of whom 69 were employed and 18 were attending college. Further descriptive data, six case studies, four recommendations, and 12 references are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Adults, Counseling Services, Demonstration Programs, Employment Experience, Employment Services, Exceptional Child Research, Group Counseling, Job Placement, Medical Services, Neurological Impairments, Occupational Surveys, Physical Disabilities, Publicize, Services, Statistical Surveys, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Inst. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.