ERIC Number: ED078217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Habilitation of Deaf Young Adults. Final Report. A Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the Deaf in a Comprehensive Vocational Facility, August 1, 1965 to July 31, 1970.
Hurwitz, Sidney N.
This 5-year project provides an organizational model for integrating, within a comprehensive rehabilitation agency, comparable services to post-school deaf, and developing program and techniques relevant to their special needs. It identifies and describes the characteristics of clientele and measures the effectiveness of service outcomes. The project employed 265 unmarried, post-school persons who were characterized by gross immaturity in personal, social, educational, and vocational attainments. Services attempted to provide new learning basic to urban social adjustment and new and corrective experiences for upgrading both social and vocational competencies. Over 90 percent completed their intramural evaluation and work preparedness programs, and more than two-thirds achieved employment in unskilled or semi-skilled jobs. Significant gains were noted in social performance. Methods of programing parallel to and jointly with pre-existing services proved viable within the parent facility. Modifications necessary to accommodate deaf rehabilitation consisted primarily of staff with specialized communicational abilities, added dimensions of community support resources, and lengthened periods of service. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Ancillary Services, Deafness, Demonstration Programs, Maturity (Individuals), Models, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, St. Louis, MO.