ERIC Number: ED030896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Caseload Feasibility in An Expanded Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
Hammond, Clarence D.; And Others
Rehabilitation caseload feasibility in an expanded vocational rehabilitation program was the focus of this study. The general purpose was to investigate the possibility of expanding services to include a wider range of vocationally handicapped persons without lowering the feasibility level of the agency caseload. Two groups of clients received services: (1) Physically-and mentally-handicapped clients, and (2) culturally-handicapped clients. 85 of these clients who had completed the program's Test Battery were selected at random for comparison with 85 medically-handicapped clients from a traditional Agency. Scales were developed to assess rehabilitation caseload feasibility. It was concluded that: (1) instruments to measure rehabilitation feasibility level can be constructed, (2) extending rehabilitation services to a larger proportion of the handicapped in a rural community does not decrease caseload feasibility, and (3) the vocationally handicapped clients have a higher level of case feasibility than traditional clients. The study implied that many handicapped persons have not been exposed to rehabilitation services but should be. There is a need to include subjects representing a more heterogeneous population in future research. (Author/EK)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Research Projects
The University of Wisconsin, Rehabilitation Research Institute, Master Hall, 415 West Gilman Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702 (Single Copies Free).
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.