ERIC Number: ED114566
Record Type: Non-Journal
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The Pre-vocational Unit in a Rehabilitation Center: An Effective Tool for Evaluating Work Potential of the Handicapped. RS-70-1.
Redkey, Henry; White, Barbara
One of the essential services in rehabilitation centers is offered in the prevocational unit. This unit explores the client's abilities through specific activities in a variety of work experiences directed toward evaluating the client's vocational potentialities. The six major objectives of such a unit are described and organization and program planning outlined. Program activities, necessary equipment, and possible employment opportunities are suggested for the following areas: clerical work, skilled and semiskilled occupations, service occupations, and subprofessional occupations. In planning the unit's program, special consideration must be given to safety precautions for the protection of the workers. Information about the client should be gathered from all staff members. Following the client's experience in the unit, the supervisor should provide specific reports, recommendations, and a general interpretation of the client's potentialities. Recommendations for placement, vocational training, additional vocational evaluation, or temporary or permanent assignment to a sheltered workshop will be based on these reports. Program planning must be developed with the cooperation of the vocational counselor, placement workers, other staff, as well as an advisory council composed of community members. A suggested floor plan is illustrated, and lists of necessary equipment and resource materials and a bibliography are included. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Employment Potential, Personnel Evaluation, Program Development, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.