ERIC Number: ED029146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Early Application of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Meeting the Needs of Handicapped Students in a Large Urban School System. Final Report of a 5-Year Collaborative Study.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
This study was designed to test the belief that severely handicapped children are comparatively unready to utilize vocational services at the time they leave school, because, in comparison with normal children, they have not been exposed to a variety of prevocational work experience in their formative years. The study sample comprised approximately 280 handicapped children ranging in age from 14 to 17. The children were subdivided into three disability groupings: the physically disabled, the educable mentally retarded, and the emotionally disturbed. It was found that the physically disabled children evidenced more benefit from the services than did the other two groupings. The mentally retarded showed gains in socialization but not in employability, and the emotionally disturbed children did not show any significant benefits. It is believed that prevocational services will be more effective if they are provided within the school system itself. A related document is ED 015 314. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.