ERIC Number: ED111985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of the Severely Disabled in Iowa: Client and Counselor Perceptions of Vocational Deterrents and Rehabilitation Needs.
Porteus, James H.; Hullinger, James L.
The study examines data collected in a survey of 650 (of a potential 759) severely disabled Iowans, taken by 26 counselor-interviewers to gain information for planning future State rehabilitation programs. Clients responded to questions involving their self-perceptions on the following topics: employment status, employability, services most needed to help in job readiness, and employment. Data are shown in tabular form, and the survey is discussed under these chapter headings: The Nature of the Study, defining purpose and procedure; Socio-Demographic Data, providing information regarding client location, personal characteristics, education and training, employment status, and rehabilitation services received; Client Perceptions of Problems and Needs, covering the employed, unemployed, and underemployed and their attitudes regarding training; Counselor-Interviewer Perceptions, comparing interviewers' impressions of clientele problems and needs to those of the client; Rehabilitation Evaluation and Service, discussing further training opportunities for interviewees desirous of it. Six conclusions cover: (1) general physical condition, (2) need for acquisition of manual skills, (3) need for additional training, (4) need for vocational evaluations, (5) the presence of a positive attitude, and (6) potential for employment. Letters to survey clientele, a sample survey questionnaire, and numbers of interviews by county are appended. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Iowa, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa