ERIC Number: ED169718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Personpower Planning: Implications for the Developmental Disabilities Service System.
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.
The report examines the state of the art in personpower planning for developmental disabilities (DD) services. Part 1 is a review of the literature concerning personnel in the following fields: special educators, nurses, physicians, dentists, therapists, social workers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, speech pathologists/audiologists, dieticians/nutritionists, and ancillary personnel. Part 2 is an investigation of current projects or research in the field. In part 3 conclusions and recommendations for the future are presented, including developing strategies for improving personpower distribution, upgrading career roles of direct care staff, increasing cooperation between University Affiliated Facilities and state agencies, increasing accessibility of quantitative data related to DD job classifications, improving research methodology for personpower projection, and establishing a national network of cooperative personpower planners. A bibliography, including selected annotations is provided. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Health Personnel, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Occupational Information, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Needs, Professional Personnel, Professional Services, Special Education, State of the Art Reviews
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Materials, Oklahoma State University, 202 N. Murray, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.