ERIC Number: ED132811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Counseling for Physically Handicapped Students: A Demonstration and Training Project.
Goldman, Leo; Flugman, Bert
Presented is a report of a project to provide occupational counseling to over 60 physically handicapped high school students. Noted are project goals involving direct and indirect provision of services to the students, the training of counselors through a 1-year internship, and the development of a model for a counseling specialty within the special education framework. Sections are given on the introduction and background of the project, application of the counseling program in the schools, the role model, and a half-day conference held at the end of the year. A major section provides descriptive and comparative student data including characteristics of the student population results of evaluations of students' career maturity and career plans, their ratings of life space, and teacher ratings of students. Noted among conclusions are career maturity characteristics of physically disabled high school students, attitude changes in counseling interns, and transferability of counseling skills to other kinds of handicapped clients. It is concluded that the training model and the service model were both validated by the year's experience. Appended are a listing of materials disseminated by the project, sample newsletters, and a student information form. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.