ERIC Number: ED044489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
The Vocational Rehabilitation Problems of the Patient with Aphasia.
Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.
Ten authorities in the field of aphasia attended a 2-day workshop to discuss the vocational rehabilitation problems of the aphasic patient and to develop guidelines which could be used by the vocational rehabilitation counselor in planning rehabilitation. Presentations were made by L. Kaplan, D. McGeachy, M. Sarno, S. Ainsworth, R. L. Milisen, J. Eisenson, J. Simonson, D. Boone, H. Schuell, and M. Buck on these topics: (1) a review of literature concerning vocational rehabilitation problems of the aphasic patient, (2) the role of the speech pathologist, speech clinic, vocational rehabilitation counselor, state and federal vocational rehabilitation agencies, and other professional personnel in dealing with the problems of and providing services for the aphasic patient, and (3) associated psychological, social, physical, receptive, and expressive language problems of the aphasic patient that interfere with vocational rehabilitation. Emerging as the central theme in these papers was the emphasis on the aphasic individual--his needs, desires, and ambitions and how the clinician can help him. The counselor need s to work toward helping the patient develop vocational and other interests and activities that are within his limitations. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.
Note: Proceedings of a Workshop (Kalamazoo, Mich., May 15-16, 1967)