ERIC Number: ED149561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Guidance, Counseling, and Support Services for High School Students with Physical Disabilities: Visual, Hearing, Orthopedic, Neuromuscular, Epilepsy, Chronic Health Conditions. Includes State Resource Directory.
Foster, June C.; And Others
Intended for use by high school guidance personnel, the two volumes provide general information and a resource guide on physical disabilities including visual impairment, hearing impairment, orthopedic handicap, neuromuscular handicap, epilepsy, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. The first section provides an overview of each of the physical disabilities and health problems. The section on coordinating the delivery of services gives information on strategies for planning, coordinating, and delivering services; inservice training; and materials. Personal adjustment is discussed in terms of attitudes toward persons who are physically disabled, self concept, adjustment to physical disability, sexuality and family life, development of independent living skills, development of recreational interests and skills, interpersonal relationships, group counseling, group bibliotherapy, and personal adjustment materials. Educational placement, course selection, and architectural accessibility are among topics considered in the section on educational planning. A chapter on career development and guidance examines such topics as special concerns in counseling disabled students, job seeking, and work oriented activities. Discussed in relation to vocational assessment are sites and components of vocational assessment and work adjustment. Topics covered in the chapter on psychometric testing include the Public Law 94-142 mandate on protection of human subjects, guidelines for nondiscriminatory testing, and specific guidelines for testing disabilities. Suggestions for job placement and parent involvement are also given. Provided are sources for ordering materials and a resource guide. A separate volume contains detailed listings of organizations and directories by state. (DB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Architectural Barriers, Attitudes, Bibliotherapy, Career Education, Daily Living Skills, Delivery Systems, Directories, Group Therapy, Guidance Personnel, Hearing Impairments, Interpersonal Competence, Mainstreaming, Physical Disabilities, Recreation, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Sexuality, Special Health Problems, Student Placement, Visual Impairments, Vocational Education
Technical Education Research Centers, 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($15.00 includes manual and resource listing for your state; $8.50 complete resource listing for 50 states)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Request Resource Directory for specific state