ERIC Number: ED186624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Services Expansion Project. End-of-the-Project-Report, 1975-78. Volume I.
Potter, Susan B., Ed.; And Others
This final report is a practical document, specifying techniques and procedures found effective during a project to (1) demonstrate a model of appropriate vocational service for developmentally disabled adults and (2) provide technical assistance and training to community facilities serving these persons. Chapters 2-6 discuss model components: intake, vocational assessment, vocational adjustment, vocational training, and cooperative programing. Chapter 2, The Intake Process: Personal and Background Information, discusses assessment factors and functions. Chapter 3 describes the prescriptive vocational assessment approach used that focuses on three areas of client data: personal and background information, formal and informal tests and measurements; and work sample training to acquisition and production data. Work Adjustment (chapter 4) discusses the simulated high demand adjustment environment to teach job-appropriate behaviors. Chapter 5, Task Analysis, Training, and Supervision, describes steps taken to provide effective training and experiences in several sheltered facilities. Topics in chapters 6, 7, and 8 include a project-operated lawn service program, training for competitive employment, and counseling services. Chapter 9 presents the project-developed inservice program and model. And chapter 10 briefly discusses preparing the family for the developmentally disabled child's independence and training centers. (Appendixes are available separately. See Note.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Cooperative Programs, Counseling Services, Developmental Disabilities, Diagnostic Teaching, Inservice Education, Job Training, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Sheltered Workshops, Task Analysis, Technical Assistance, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Training Centers, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for the Study of Mental Retardation.
Note: For a related document see CE 024 705.