ERIC Number: ED028551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Work Adjustment Program for Disabled Persons with Emotional Problems. Final Report.
Schmidt, Paul; And Others
A 4-year demonstration project at Indianapolis Goodwill Industries applied work adjustment knowledge, methods, and techniques to assist 200 clients, ages 17 to 58 years, mean IQ 90, who were severely disabled with handicaps including mental retardation, epilepsy, emotional disturbance, and/or physical handicaps. After a diagnostic evaluation clients were assigned to a job; supervisors, caseworkers, and psychologists provided support or criticism directed toward shaping work attitudes and helping the person see himself realistically. Evaluation techniques considered interpersonal relations, utilization of ability, work satisfaction, adjustment to work pressure, and self concept as a worker. Supervisors and other staff members also rated workers for employability and placeability; followup studies were done. Of the 159 clients who completed the program, 129 were placed on jobs. Conclusions were that techniques used in the project were practical and effective for the majority of clients and that clients tended to show better adjustment. Administrative problems, the role of supervisors, and implications for the future are discussed; six case histories, 29 tables of information about clients, and 11 forms and rating scales are included. (RK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Administration, Behavior Rating Scales, Career Counseling, Clinical Diagnosis, Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Epilepsy, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Research, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Sheltered Workshops, Supervisors, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indianapolis Goodwill Industries, Inc., IN.