ERIC Number: ED103665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Rehabilitation: A Therapeutic Pre-Vocational Skill-Training Program. Monograph No. 7.
Lane, Paul A.; And Others
The monograph is concerned with the development of a prevocational training program that would (1) be therapeutic; (2) introduce activities which provide success; and (3) implement other activities for developing skills, abilities, interests, and social skills. Essential foundations of an effective program in prevocational skill training are presented as well as general and nine specific program objectives. The prevocational skill-training program is outlined in terms of program development, (site selection, program financing, and use of existing educational facilities), the selection of instructors, determination of the curriculum, provision of supplies, program characteristics (individualized instruction, nonabstract teaching techniques, flexible scheduling, and interpersonal therapy), and admission and evaluation procedures. Administrative details and problem areas are also discussed. The programs of the Bridgeport, Conn. Vocational Rehabilitation and Cooperative Education Project are used to illustrate the development and operation of a prevocational program. Some of the specific courses that can be offered are outlined; others are described in greater detail. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Programs, Educational Therapy, Job Skills, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Prevocational Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Therapeutic Environment, Training Objectives, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Vocational Rehabilitation and Cooperative Education Project, CT.