ERIC Number: ED114570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Report Writing in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Programs.
Esser, Thomas J.
The document serves as a guideline to report writing for vocational evaluation and work adjustment programs, providing general principles for content with the aim of developing some uniformity in report organization. Common problems in report writing are described from the reader's and writer's perspective. Basic principles are listed which should be considered in effective rehabilitation report writing to improve the readability of the report. Three major types of report formats for evaluation and training reports are the narrative report, the basic checklist, and the narrative checklist. Information that should be included in reports on clients includes: identifying information, reason for referral, background information, psychological and vocational test results, work performance, work habits and behaviors, physical characteristics, and summary and recommendations. Evaluation and training reports should also discuss the client's role or include client input. A selection of nine examples of report formats used in different rehabilitation facilities are included to serve as guides in report writing techniques. Report writing aids in preparing and organizing information for the final document include a detailed topical outline, an open form or outline, and a checklist to evaluate report content. A bibliography is included. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Records (Forms), Rehabilitation Programs, Reports, Technical Writing, Vocational Rehabilitation
Materials Development Center, Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services. Materials Development Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 005 421-428 and CE 005 430-434