ERIC Number: ED164931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Study and Evaluation Guide/1968 Edition. Section D-3: Rehabilitation Centers.
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
This self-study and evaluation guide on rehabilitation centers is one of 28 guides designed for organizations undertaking a self-study as part of the process for accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC) for agencies serving the blind and visually handicapped. Provided are lists of standards to be appraised by the self-evaluation teams on the extent to which the organization meets the standards (excellent, satisfactory, adequate, poor, minimal, and not applicable). Areas of standards considered are the following: structure, organization and administration (e.g., legal base, staff development); intake procedures (e.g., information required from client); services (e.g., communication skills, medical orientation and mobility); and case records (e.g., initial information, ongoing service information). Throughout the guide, space is provided for written comments to be made, such as an explanation of a rating given or why a standard did not apply. The concluding part of the guide provides three questions designed to permit the agency to describe its program for evaluation and indicate plans for improvement of its rehabilitation center services. Sample forms of medical examination, audiologic analyses, eye medical report, and medical information release are provided in the appendixes. (Other accreditation guides are available-see note.) (JH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Blindness, Check Lists, Guidelines, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Centers, Self Evaluation, Standards, Visual Impairments
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, 79 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.