ERIC Number: ED166598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-28
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Rehabilitation Indicators: An Overview.
Brown, Margaret M.; And Others
The purpose of the Rehabilitation Indicators Project is to develop a method, rehabilitation indicators (RI's), for defining multi-dimensionally the benefits that accrue to rehabilitation clients. RI's are presented as descriptors of observable elements of the rehabilitation client's life space with each descriptor inherently meaningful to client functioning. RI's cover a wide range of content (e.g., vocational, self-care, social, etc.) and are organized through two mechanisms, i.e., a taxonomy and a branching structure of general-to-specific descriptors. The basis for the RI taxonomy is discussed in terms of eco-behavioral and cognitive learning models of functioning, with the evolution of four types of RI's from the model: statuses, activities, skills and environmental elements. Potential uses of RI's are appropriate: (1) with clients/patients in a broad range of disability groups, such as physical, sensory, developmental or psychiatric; (2) in a definition of benefits, gains, outcomes, changes, goals, and criteria; and (3) as a generic tool. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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