ERIC Number: ED114574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
Observation and Client Evaluation in Workshops: A Guide and a Manual: Recommended Procedure.
Jewish Vocational Service, Chicago, IL.
Systematic procedures in the observation, description, and assessment of the rehabilitation client's work behavior and potential in workshops and other sheltered work programs are offered, to provide supervisors with training in observation. The color-coded manual defines 12 basic areas of work behavior crucial for work functioning, which can be used by floor supervisors and evaluators to organize their observations concerning the client's work performance and job readiness. For each area concrete behaviors or cues are suggested, which the evaluator can refer to as an aid in recognizing and rating the work behavior being expressed by clients. Use of the manual and Staffing Preparation Form (for rating clients) in rehabilitation work programs resulted in a significant increase in the ability of work program staffs to communicate with one another and with counselors, psychologists, and placement workers. These materials and procedures can be used by floor supervisors in workshops and other rehabilitation work programs regardless of the amount of formal training. Features of the training program and observational training of individual floor supervisors in the clinical use of the procedures are discussed with reference to experiences in the testing agencies as to the advantages of the observational procedure. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Personnel Evaluation, Supervisory Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Attitudes
Materials Development Center, Dept. of Rehabilitation and Manpower Services, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 (No price given)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jewish Vocational Service, Chicago, IL.