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ERIC Number: ED099719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Case Difficulty and Client Change. A Review of the Literature. Monograph 1.
Westerheide, William J.; Lenhart, Lowell
This monograph organizes available information pertaining to case difficulty and change in vocational rehabilitation clients in the physical, educational, psychosocial, economic, and vocational areas. The need for such an evaluation method has grown out of the tremendous expansion of rehabilitation services which has rendered the old closure system of evaluation not only inadequate but detrimental to the achievement of goals. The report discusses in detail several variables which must be considered in adopting an evaluation method. They are: (1) client characteristics as they relate to rehabilitation success; (2) case difficulty; and (3) client change. An employability model of evaluation is recommended because, within its context, it would be possible to establish the client's level of functioning on entry into the program, thereby establishing the severity of the handicap. At closure the client status on the same variables could again be measured. The final measure not only gives information as to the client's status at closure, but also, when compared to the previous measure, provides an index of client change. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Institutions, Social and Rehabilitation Services, Oklahoma City.